ποδάρκης

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

πούς (poús, foot) +‎ ἀρκέω (arkéō, run to assist) +‎ -ης (-ēs, adjectival suffix)

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ποδάρκης (podárkēsm or f (neuter ποδάρκες); third declension

  1. (Homeric epithet of Achilles) succouring with the feet, running to the rescue: swift-footed
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.121:
      Τὸν δ’ ἠμείβετ’ ἔπειτα ποδάρκης δῖος Ἀχιλλεύς·
      Tòn d’ ēmeíbet’ épeita podárkēs dîos Akhilleús;
      Then swift-footed divine Achilles answered him:
  2. having swift runners
  3. (rare) assisting the foot

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