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Headword: *)embolh/
Adler number: epsilon,949
Translated headword: tip
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the extremity of the mechanical device [sc. called] the ram.
"To snap off the the projecting part of the tip with the weight brought to bear".[1]
Greek Original:
*)embolh/: to\ a)/kron tou= kriou= tou= mhxanikou= o)rga/nou. tw=| e)piferome/nw| a)/xqei a)pokauli/zein to\ proe/xon th=s e)mbolh=s.
cf. alpha 3340 (and for other meanings of this headword epsilon 948, epsilon 950).
[1] Quotation unidentifiable in this precise form, but Adler cites Thucydides 2.76.4 (on the Spartans and their allies at the siege of Plataia) as a parallel. Also cf. kappa 2434 for 'the projecting part of the tip', and the notion of snapping it off.
Keywords: definition; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 May 2003@08:57:11.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, set status) on 7 June 2003@08:32:41.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 4 January 2005@04:28:45.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 14 March 2011@08:25:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 16 August 2012@03:46:03.


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