Tuesday 12 May 2015

Artificial lexemes

Callimachus (Hecale 275 Pfeiffer = 52 Hollis) has ἄστηνος (cf. δύστηνος), which is otherwise only found in GVI 633 (mid. 1st c. BCE).

Cf. στήτᾱ thought to have arisen from Il.1.6. Callimachus also has ἀπούατος (Hecale 315 Pfeiffer = 122 Hollis), which is not in LSJ. The Suppl. gives ill–sounding, ill–omened. For its origins, cf. Il.18.272.

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