Slater's Lexicon to Pindar - normally metaphorical?

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Slater's Lexicon to Pindar - normally metaphorical?

Post by » July 8th, 2020, 1:08 am

Lexicons and dictionaries give the prose definitions of the words they define, and if there is a metaphorical meaning or sense to a word, they give the metaphorical meaning, but state that it is metaphorical.

My question is about the Slater Lexicon, which is a “Lexicon to Pindar.” According to what I read about it, it is a lexicon to the poet Pindar. Therefore, in the Lexicon to Pindar, do the definitions of the words normally include the metaphorical meaning without stating explicitly that the meaning is metaphorical?

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Re: Slater's Lexicon to Pindar - normally metaphorical?

Post by Barry Hofstetter » July 8th, 2020, 11:36 pm

Usually a specialized dictionary or lexicon focuses on the vocabulary as used by that author or body of literature. It should be evident from the specific lexical entry if something is a metaphorical usage or not.
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