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Headword: Ὑφειμένοι
Adler number: upsilon,717
Translated headword: put under, diminished
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] subjected.[1]
Or ὑφειμένῃ [feminine dative singular], relaxed.[2] "So with a voice often diminished and failing [he/she] begged the king/emperor to forgive him/her."[3]
And elsewhere: "[I] think best to sail in misfortunes with shortened [sails]."[4] [sc. Using the contracted infinitive πλεῖν ] instead of πλέειν ["to sail"].[5]
Greek Original:
Ὑφειμένοι: ὑποχείριοι. ἢ Ὑφειμένῃ, ἐκλελυμένῃ. ὑφειμένῃ οὖν καὶ διαλειπούσῃ πολλαχῇ τῇ φωνῇ ἐδεῖτο ξυγγνῶναί οἱ βασιλέα. καὶ αὖθις: πλεῖν δ' ἐν κακοῖς ὑφειμένῃ δοκεῖ. ἀντὶ τοῦ πλέειν.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword (presumably extracted from somewhere) is the perfect middle/passive participle, masculine nominative plural, of ὑφίημι .
[2] cf. under upsilon 718.
[3] Quotation (already at delta 633) unidentifiable.
[4] Sophocles, Electra 335: web address 1.
[5] cf. pi 1731.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 May 2011@01:10:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 May 2011@03:39:52.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@08:36:36.


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