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Headword: Homose ienai
Adler number: omicron,284
Translated headword: to come to close quarters
Vetting Status: high
Meaning to approach. The expression is a metaphor from coming to grips with spears, meaning coming to the same place from opposite sides and not being deflected or fleeing.[1]
*(omou= ["together"]. And elsewhere o(mo/se ["to the same place"]: "taking up their arms together they came to close quarters with the enemy".[2]
Greek Original:
Homose ienai: anti tou parabalesthai: legetai de ek metaphoras homose tais lonchais ienai, anti tou ex enantias eis to auto erchesthai kai mê strephesthai mêde pheugein. homou. kai authis homose: homou labontes ta hopla homose iasi tois polemiois.
See also omicron 283.
[1] Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting on Hyperides, Against Athenogenes 21.
[2] Like Harpokration (see n.1) the Suda passes from o(mo/se to o(mou= but deals with it differently (cf. omicron 283). The quotation here, illustrating both of these adverbs in the same sentence, is unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2000@05:48:49.
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