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Headword: *)anekw/xeuon
Adler number: alpha,2238
Translated headword: they were holding back
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were withdrawing.[1]
Herodotos [writes]: "they were holding back the ships, they too watching to see how the war would turn out."[2]
Meaning they had set the sails and were riding at anchor.
Greek Original:
*)anekw/xeuon: a)nexw/roun. *(hro/dotos: a)nekw/xeuon ta\s ne/as, karadoke/ontes kai\ ou(=toi to\n po/lemon, h(=| pese/etai. a)nti\ tou= ta\ o)qo/nia sth/santes e)sa/leuon.
cf. already alpha 1912.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and elsewhere. The headword is probably extracted from the quotation given, though other instances are known (including another in Herodotus: 7.100.3).
[2] Herodotus 7.168.2 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 June 2000@08:24:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 March 2001@08:44:19.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 August 2002@05:53:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 March 2012@07:25:20.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 August 2013@00:35:01.
David Whitehead on 12 July 2015@08:15:05.


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