Mycenaean a-o-ri-me-ne and hom. δόρυ μαίνεται

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Mycenaean a-o-ri-me-ne and hom. δόρυ μαίνεται

Post by cquiles » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Mycenaean a-o-ri-me-ne and hom. δόρυ μαίνεται, by Daniel Kölligan (Kadmos 54, 31-38)
The Myc. PN a-o-ri-me-ne may be interpreted as a possessive compound ʻwho has the μένος of the sword', or as ʻwho has the μένος in the swordʼ, if the compounding vowel-i-was still functional as a locative marker, as Ruijgh proposed , or simply as the combination of the two elements [rage] and [sword]. The interpretation is supported by collocations of words for ʻspearʼ and ʻrageʼ in the epic language. At least in the Homeric world the μένος that temporarily resides in a weapon is probably due to the divine influence of Ares whose fury may enter both the weapon and its possessor.
Carlos Quiles - Academia Prisca

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