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Headword: *)afa/ptein
Adler number: alpha,4555
Translated headword: to fasten
Vetting Status: high
Appian [writes]: "he appointed two champions who had thick wooden [spears] two cubits long overlaid with iron, which they intended to fasten into the elephants, like catapults, at close range";[1] that is, to stick onto [them].[2]
Greek Original:
*)afa/ptein: *)appiano/s: i(/sth de\ proma/xous cu/la paxe/a e)/xontas diph/xea sesidhrwme/na, a(\ e)/mellon w(s katape/ltas e)k xeiro\s e)s tou\s e)le/fantas a)fa/ptein, toute/sti proskolla=n.
The headword infinitive purports to be extracted from the quotation given, but see next note.
[1] An approximation of Appian, Punica 41 (= Libyca 173); when the passage reappears, under kappa 699, the infinitive is proskolla=n (the gloss here); and the Teubner edition of Appian prints a)fh/sein.
[2] For this gloss cf. generally alpha 4567.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 August 2001@17:59:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 7 August 2001@04:03:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 May 2008@08:13:34.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 6 May 2012@07:00:32.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:58:16.


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