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Headword: Ὑψικέρατα πέτραν
Adler number: upsilon,757
Translated headword: high-horned rock, high-peaked rock
Vetting Status: high
That is, ὑψικέρατον , by metaplasm.[1] "[Delian Apollo], possessing the high-horned Kynthian rock."[2] Aristophanes in Clouds [sc. says this].
Greek Original:
Ὑψικέρατα πέτραν: τουτέστιν ὑψικέρατον, κατὰ μεταπλασμόν. Κυνθίαν ἔχων ὑψικέρατα πέτραν. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις.
Aristophanes, Clouds 596-7, with scholion. The headword phrase itself is a quotation from Pindar (fr. 325).
[1] 'The formation of cases of nouns or tenses of verbs from a non-existent nominative or present' (LSJ s.v.).
[2] Kynthos, mentioned in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, is Delos' high-point.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 April 2011@09:23:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 April 2011@01:35:56.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 April 2011@03:42:13.
David Whitehead on 3 December 2013@03:28:53.
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