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Headword: *)amblu/nw
Adler number: alpha,1528
Translated headword: I blunt
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning] I loosen/release.
"He drew out the war greatly, blunting the sharpness of war with time and long delays of the deed."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the infinitive] a)mblu/nesqai ["to be blunted"]: "[so that he was] neither made reckless by youth, nor blunted by old age."[2]
Greek Original:
*)amblu/nw. ai)tiatikh=|. to\ e)klu/w. o( de\ e)pi\ polu\ dih=ge to\n po/lemon, a)mblu/nwn th\n tou= pole/mou o)cu/thta xroni/ais te kai\ makrai=s tou= e)/rgou tribai=s. kai\ *)amblu/nesqai: mh/q' u(po\ neo/thtos qrasu/nesqai, mh/q' u(po\ gh/rws a)mblu/nesqai.
[1] From John of Antioch (on the sharpness of Hannibal): see under delta 1000 for a superior text and an explicit attribution to John.
[2] Cassius Dio 68.6.3, writing on the Emperor Trajan; again at eta 176 and mu 899.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 March 2001@17:25:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 27 September 2001@08:50:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; x-ref and another keyword) on 17 June 2005@03:18:10.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 17 June 2005@03:23:52.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and keyword) on 23 July 2006@17:01:18.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 13 February 2012@06:09:42.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 28 January 2015@07:34:36.


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