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Headword: *)apalgou=ntes
Adler number: alpha,2880
Translated headword: being despondent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] giving up.
Polybius [writes]: "the Acarnanians, learning of the Aetolian invasion against them, and partly being despondent in their hopes and partly fighting in fury, came to a desperate resolution".[1]
And elsewhere: "when they were in pain from the great cold [Antiochus] encouraged them."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apalgou=ntes: a)poginw/skontes. *polu/bios: oi( de\ *)akarnana/des punqano/menoi th\n tw=n *ai)twlw=n e)/fodon e)pi\ sfa=s, ta\ me\n a)palgou=ntes tai=s e)lpi/si, ta\ de\ kai\ qumomaxou=ntes e)pi/ tina para/stasin kath/nthsan. kai\ au)=qis: a)palgou=ntas de\ au)tou\s u(po\ tou= pollou= r(i/gous e)perrw/nnuen.
The headword participle, masculine nominative plural, is perhaps (though not necessarily) extracted from the first quotation given. For this verb see already alpha 2879.
[1] Polybius 9.40.4 (anticipated at alpha 805); cf. theta 570.
[2] Cassius Dio 77.19.2; see under alpha 2695.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 November 2000@22:03:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 January 2001@08:50:40.
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 27 July 2001@10:03:16.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 16 August 2002@08:07:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 March 2012@06:50:38.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2015@07:59:18.


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