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Headword: Θανατᾶν
Adler number: theta,43
Translated headword: to long to die
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Θανατᾶν ] and [sc. with the same meaning] θανατιᾶν .[1] "So extreme was what had happened to them that the one longed to kill, the other longed to die."[2]
Interpretation of a dream: having died during sleep [means that] you will be without cares.[3]
Greek Original:
Θανατᾶν καὶ Θανατιᾶν: οὕτως ἄγαν αὐτοῖς συμβεβήκει τὸν μὲν φονᾶν, τὸν δὲ θανατιᾶν. λύσις ὀνείρου: θανὼν καθ' ὕπνους φροντίδων ἔσῃ δίχα.
Notes:
[1] Desiderative verb, in the present infinitive. See LSJ s.v. θανατάω and θανατιάω ; cf. theta 45.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 88 Habrich.
[3] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); quoted again at kappa 138.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; ethics; meter and music
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 5 June 2003@07:25:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 5 June 2003@07:43:45.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 September 2005@08:18:43.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added cross-reference, changed keyword) on 15 September 2007@15:09:17.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 15 September 2007@20:36:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 24 December 2012@05:27:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 December 2012@23:13:19.
David Whitehead on 27 April 2016@09:58:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 October 2018@01:51:10.

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