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Headword: *)akrobolismo/s
Adler number: alpha,997
Translated headword: skirmishing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] provocation.[1]
And [meaning] to strike the top.[2]
"Leading the barbarians, he consulted with his brother and said 'I will make an ambush; you employ skirmishings and arrows'." ["He consulted"] meaning he gave plans and intentions.[3]
Greek Original:
*)akrobolismo/s: e)reqismo/s. kai\ to\ a)/kron ba/llein. o( de\ tw=n barba/rwn h(gou/menos e)gnwma/teue cu\n tw=| a)delfw=| kai\ e)/lecen, w(s e)gw\ me\n e)ne/dran poih/somai, su\ de\ xrw= a)krobolismoi=s kai\ toceu/masin. a)nti\ tou= boula\s e)di/dou kai\ gnw/mas.
The headword literally means fighting at a distance, fighting with projectiles; cf. alpha 995, alpha 996, alpha 998.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and elsewhere.
[2] For this etymology see already alpha 996.
[3] Both the quotation (from Menander Protector) and the gloss come from epsilon 145, q.v.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 March 2000@21:36:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 26 January 2001@05:40:20.
David Whitehead (corrected one of my x-refs) on 21 December 2005@03:44:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 January 2012@08:45:01.
Catharine Roth (tweaked punctuation) on 27 April 2012@23:30:49.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2015@08:14:00.


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