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Headword: Ῥηξήνορες
Adler number: rho,138
Translated headword: breakers of [armed] men
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] courageous [men].[1]
"The tomb of Achilles breaker of men, which once the Achaeans built, a terror of [ = to] Trojans even in the future."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥηξήνορες: ἀνδρεῖοι. τύμβος Ἀχιλλῆος ῥηξήνορος, ὅν ποτ' Ἀχαιοὶ δώμησαν, Τρώων δεῖμα καὶ ἐσσομένων.
[1] The headword is nominative plural of ῥηξήνωρ (an epithet of Achilles in Homer and Hesiod). Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius rho94 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia on the phrase μετ' Ἀχιλλῆα ῥηξήνορα in Homer, Iliad 7.228 and 16.146.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.142.1-2.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 February 2010@01:03:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 4 February 2010@03:04:18.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 24 August 2011@07:46:53.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 August 2011@14:45:36.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@06:58:53.


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