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Headword: *)aneba/lleto
Adler number: alpha,2209
Translated headword: was striking up, was starting up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was making a preamble, was beginning, was starting in, and meaning (?)was excelling.
Arrian [writes]: "he was striking up the ravaging of the rest of the territory, thinking the Athenians would give in."[1]
For preludes [a)nabolai/] are both the strikings-up and the starts [proper].[2] Hence the [use of] 'was starting' [h)/rxeto] and 'was starting off' [a)ph/rxeto].
Also [sc. attested is] a)neba/llonto, [meaning] they were fashioning.
Greek Original:
*)aneba/lleto: prooimia/zeto, a)nekrou/eto, e)nh/rxeto, kai\ a)nti\ tou= u(pereti/qeto. *)arriano/s: a)neba/lleto th\n th=s a)/llhs xw/ras dh/|wsin, oi)o/menos e)ndw/sein *)aqhnai/ous. *)anabola\s ga\r kai\ ta\s a)nakrou/seis kai\ ta\s a)rxa/s. o(/qen kai\ to\ h)/rxeto kai\ a)ph/rxeto. kai\ *)aneba/llonto, a)nti\ tou= e)sxhmati/zonto.
Same or similar material, variously, in other lexica and scholia. The headword is perhaps (though not demonstrably) extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Arrian, History of Alexander's Successors fr. 21 Roos-Wirth (FGrH 156 F124).
[2] See already alpha 1810.
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 June 2000@06:19:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@09:50:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 1 March 2012@08:16:45.
David Whitehead on 12 July 2015@05:12:09.
Catharine Roth (typo, betacode) on 15 July 2015@19:12:43.


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