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Headword: *)apestau/roun
Adler number: alpha,3067
Translated headword: they were palisading off
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were fencing off with stakes.
Thucydides [writes]: "using stones and bricks and chopping trees and wood they made a palisade wherever it was at all necessary."[1]
Greek Original:
*)apestau/roun: stauroi=s e)/fratton. *qoukudi/dhs: li/qois de\ kai\ pli/nqois xrw/menoi kai\ ko/ptontes de/ndra kai\ u(/lhn a)pestau/roun ei)/ ph de/oito/ ti.
The headword -- third person plural, imperfect, of a)postauro/w -- is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
cf. alpha 3548.
[1] Thucydides 4.69.2 (with "the" trees): see web address 1 below. (Thuc. uses the form again in 6.101.2.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 January 2001@21:04:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 15 March 2001@05:47:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 August 2002@03:17:00.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 4 November 2011@01:14:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 4 November 2011@04:47:40.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2015@11:07:20.


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