(1) სიშმაგეშემატებულ, ბერძნულ გმირულ ფორმებს / (2) უპოვართ

English translation: Brave/Dauntless OR Matchless/Unrivaled

02:20 Nov 8, 2019
Georgian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Fiction
Georgian term or phrase: (1) სიშმაგეშემატებულ, ბერძნულ გმირულ ფორმებს / (2) უპოვართ
In the piece I am translating, the protagonist enjoys throwing together characters from different famous stories and creating new stories (so, for example, Chekhov's Three Sisters go to visit the Brothers Karamazov, and so on).

There is a long list of these "mash-ups", and the two references above are the only ones I haven't been able to find.

I thought უპოვართ may have been Les Miserables, but it seems not, and I can't figure out what the first one (სიშმაგეშემატებულ, ბერძნულ გმირულ ფორმებს) refers to at all.

Does anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance.
TixhiiDon
Local time: 09:37
English translation:Brave/Dauntless OR Matchless/Unrivaled
Explanation:
I believe "უპოვარი" (in this case in archaic plural dative - უპოვართ) is a shortening of შე-უპოვარი (spelled as შეუპოვარი, hyphen is merely used for underline), which means brave, dauntless, fortitudinous, grim, backboned etc.

Alternatively, it can also be a shortening (yes, the author likely took liberties with what he wrote) of სწორ-უპოვარი (სწორუპოვარი) which means matchless, peerless, unrivaled, unequaled, unsurpassable. The context of heroes hints at either of these alternatives.
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Demna Janelidze
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Local time: 04:37
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4Brave/Dauntless OR Matchless/Unrivaled
Demna Janelidze
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სიშმაგე შემატებული - fury increased
Rusudan Tabatadze

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Brave/Dauntless OR Matchless/Unrivaled


Explanation:
I believe "უპოვარი" (in this case in archaic plural dative - უპოვართ) is a shortening of შე-უპოვარი (spelled as შეუპოვარი, hyphen is merely used for underline), which means brave, dauntless, fortitudinous, grim, backboned etc.

Alternatively, it can also be a shortening (yes, the author likely took liberties with what he wrote) of სწორ-უპოვარი (სწორუპოვარი) which means matchless, peerless, unrivaled, unequaled, unsurpassable. The context of heroes hints at either of these alternatives.

Demna Janelidze
Georgia
Local time: 04:37
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Reference: სიშმაგე შემატებული - fury increased

Reference information:
Comprehensive Georgian-English Dictionary, by R.Amirejibi, Sh.Apridonidze, L.Broers, A.Chanturia, L.Chkhaidze, T.Margalitadze, D.Rayfield (editor in chief) 2006 PC version by www.dachi.com.ge
ქართული ენის ორთოგრაფიული ლექსიკონი, ავტ. ვ.თოფურია, ივ.გიგინეიშვილი

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Rusudan Tabatadze
Georgia
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agree  Demna Janelidze: The meaning is absolutely correct. The wording can also be frenzied, having elevated/heightened furiousness. Or more poetically, burning with fury.
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