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Headword: Ὑψιπέτης
Adler number: upsilon,762
Translated headword: high-flying, soaring
Vetting Status: high
Someone flying to a height. But ὑψιπετής [means] someone who has fallen from a height.
Greek Original:
Ὑψιπέτης: ὁ εἰς ὕψος πετόμενος. ὑψιπετὴς δὲ ὁ ἀπὸ ὕψους πεσών.
Same or similar material in some other lexica and grammars.
Besides the difference in accentuation, this distinction stems from the two verbs which make up these compound adjectives: πέτομαι ['I fly'] in the first instance, πίπτω ['I fall'] in the second.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 October 2003@10:47:03.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (upped status) on 14 November 2003@15:44:17.
David Whitehead (another note) on 26 April 2011@08:21:52.


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