From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 16:29:54 EDT
At 12:00 PM -0700 6/24/01, Jack Garnier wrote:
>SU DE RURIE ANTILHMPTWR MOU EI DOXA MOU KAI UPSWN THN KEFALHN MOU
In my text it's: SU DE KURIE ANTILHMPTWR MOU EI DOXA MOU KAI hUYWN THN
>I looked up ANTILHMPTWR in the LSJ at Perseus, and nothing. I did a
>backward search of "sheild" and found 102 entries, but this word was not
>among them. Can anyone give me an analysis of this word?
LEH LXX lexicon offers for ANTILHMPTWR:
2 Sm 22:3; Ps 3:4; 17(18):3; 41(42):10; 45(46):8
helper, protector ; neol.
It's worth noting that ANTILHMPTWR is a typical agent-noun with the nominal
suffix -TWR attached to the simple root form of ANTILAMBANW, for which LSJ
at Perseus offers (II.2):
2. help, take part with, assist, ouk antilêpsesth'; E.Tr.464 ; of persons,
a. Hellêrôn to take their part, D.S.11.13; a. tôn asthenountôn Act.Ap.20.35
, etc.: abs., Th.7.70:-- also in Pass., anteilêmmenê having received help,
BGU1105.21 (Aug.), al.
This is a useful procedure for making intelligent guesses when you can't
find an entry in a lexicon: work out what the verbal root involved is and
look up that verb in the lexicon.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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