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Headword: *)/afippa xwri/a
Adler number: alpha,4621
Translated headword: horseless places, places impossible for horses
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] in which it is not possible to ride a horse.[1]
"He turned away to the difficult and steep and impossible-for-horses [places]."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the the masculine nominative plural] a)/fippoi ["horseless"], [meaning] without horses. "They were very afraid because they were in a deserted place and especially because they were now horseless."[3] Meaning on foot.[4]
Greek Original:
*)/afippa xwri/a: e)n oi(=s a)\n mh\ e)/stin i(ppa/sasqai. o( de\ e)kkli/nei pro\s ta\ du/sxwra/ te kai\ a)na/nth kai\ a)/fippa. kai\ *)/afippoi, xwri\s i(/ppwn. perideei=s de\ h)=san w(s e)n e)rhmi/a| ta/ te a)/lla kai\ a)/fippoi geno/menoi. a)nti\ tou= pezoi/.
[1] For this headword phrase, a neuter plural, see delta 1614.
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 5.10.1.
[3] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 21 Habrich.
[4] For another technical meaning of a)/fippoi, see iota 546.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 June 2001@22:43:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 5 June 2001@03:33:46.
Joseph L. Rife (translation; note) on 10 September 2001@15:20:14.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 28 August 2002@09:21:43.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 5 July 2006@11:58:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 July 2006@03:08:07.
David Whitehead on 7 May 2012@07:10:32.
David Whitehead on 17 January 2014@09:21:23.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@00:26:05.


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