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Headword: *)akwkh/
Adler number: alpha,948
Translated headword: point
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the sharpness of a spear, the sharp [part] of a lance.[1]
Arrian [writes]: "they had heavy spears six cubits [long]; there was no iron point on them, but their fire-hardened sharp [end] accomplished the same thing."[2]
Greek Original:
*)akwkh/: h( o)cu/ths tou= do/ratos, to\ o)cu\ th=s lo/gxhs. *)arriano/s: lo/gxas de\ ei)=xon paxei/as e(caph/xeas: a)kwkh\ de\ ou)x u(ph=n sidhre/h, a)lla\ to\ o)cu\ au)tai=s pepuraktwme/non tau)to\ e)poi/hsen.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] Arrian, Indica 24.3 (loosely quoted).
Keywords: definition; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 April 2001@00:27:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 23 April 2001@03:18:07.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 27 January 2012@06:48:05.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 May 2015@11:20:06.


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