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Headword: Ῥίμφα
Adler number: rho,167
Translated headword: swiftly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] easily, readily.[1]
"As you were sleeping, a plunderer set upon you stealthily and killed you, swiftly setting his fingernail on your throat."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥίμφα: ῥᾳδίως, εὐχερῶς. ἦ γάρ σ' ὑπνώοντα σίνις λαθρηδὸν ἐπελθὼν ἔκτεινε, λαιμῷ ῥίμφα καθεὶς ὄνυχα.
Notes:
[1] Epic/poetic adverb, similarly glossed in Hesychius (rho326) and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 6.511, where it occurs (web address 1).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.202.3-4, about a rooster; again at sigma 460.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 September 2010@19:02:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 17 September 2010@03:32:44.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@08:35:14.

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