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Headword: Ῥαχίζειν
Adler number: rho,61
Translated headword: to cut through the spine
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The [verb that means] to separate the back and[1] the parts of the chine, or to cleave; as Euripides says.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥαχίζειν: τὸ διαιρεῖν τὰ νῶτα καὶ μέρη τῆς ῥάχεως, ἤτοι διακόπτειν: ὥς φησιν Εὐριπίδης.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius rho28 Theodoridis.
For this verb see also rho 62 (likewise the present infinitive) and rho 63; and cf. rho 65.
[1] The words 'back and' are omitted in some manuscripts.
[2] Euripides fr. 1105 Nauck (and Kannicht), contextless).
Keywords: definition; food; medicine; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 September 2010@19:26:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 9 September 2010@03:06:10.
David Whitehead (another note) on 24 August 2011@05:47:58.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 October 2013@08:57:12.

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