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Headword: Ὑψιπέτης
Adler number: upsilon,762
Translated headword: high-flying, soaring
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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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