From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 13 1999 - 14:25:06 EDT
At 1:26 PM -0400 5/13/99, TonyProst@aol.com wrote:
>I hope someone can take a crack at this one. It appears in Book 11, line 24
>of the Paraphrase of John by Nonnos, corresponding to John 11:6
>the word is: telessimorou
>the line reads (in perfect dactyllic hexameter):
>dichthadie^s parameibe telessimorou dromon e^ous.
>it is paraphrasing:
>tote men emeinen (epi to^i topo^i) duo hemeras
TELESSIMOROS ought to mean "fate-accomplishing." MOROS is one of the
regular Homeric words for "doom" or "fate," sometimes equivalent to MOIRA;
TELESSI- is the verbal stem for TELEW, "accomplish," "bring to fulfillment."
A check of LSJ at Perseus doesn't show this word but shows several other of
these TELESSI- compound adjectives.
In this line I would TELESSIMOROU must construe with HOUS and the line
should mean something like, "let pass the running of fate-fulfilling Dawn
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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