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Headword: Ektraordinariou
Adler number: epsilon,684
Translated headword: extraordinarii
Vetting Status: high
A Roman [Latin] term. It signifies select [troops].
Greek Original:
Ektraordinariou: Rhômaïkê lexis. dêloi de epilektous.
The headword as transmitted is a Greek genitive singular, but should surely be (by the simple addition of a final sigma) accusative plural, as in Polybius 6.26.6 on the Roman army of his time: "they first of all select for the consuls from the whole force of assembled allies the cavalrymen and infantrymen best suited for actual service -- the so-called extraordinarii, which being interpreted signifies select [men]." See pi 2242.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 October 2006@11:54:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 13 October 2006@14:40:37.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 October 2006@03:50:55.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2012@03:46:51.


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