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Headword: Ἀνακρούσασθαι
Adler number: alpha,1921
Translated headword: to back water
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. This means] coming together in a sea-battle and withdrawing again [sc. without truly engaging].
Greek Original:
Ἀνακρούσασθαι: ἐπὶ ναυμαχίας τὸ συμβάλλειν καὶ πάλιν ἀναδύεσθαι.
Notes:
The headword is the aorist middle infinitive of ἀνακρούω ; cf. alpha 1920
For an instance of this phenomenon, see Herodotus 8.84.1 (web address 1); and for a metaphorical sense, Aristophanes, Wasps 399 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 May 2001@16:10:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note) on 9 May 2001@06:39:42.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 29 July 2002@07:20:36.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added links) on 30 September 2005@20:16:19.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 24 February 2012@05:08:49.

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