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Iliad 5.81: ἔξεσε

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:01 pm
by perispomenon
Does anyone know wich verb ἔξεσε is a form of? I can't find it in Cunliffe's "A lexicon of the Homeric dialect" and Perseus is so painfully slow I don't even consider using it.

From context I can deduct it means cutting off.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:36 pm
by swiftnicholas
Hi perispomenon,

Have a look at ξέω.

Best, N.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:36 pm
by annis
It's from ξέω, "scrape." Think ξεστός.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:39 pm
by perispomenon
Thanks. I was focussing on ?ξ too much.