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Headword: Βομβεῖ
Adler number: beta,372
Translated headword: buzzes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
["Buzzes"] and "buzzes around". Simocatta [writes]: "as the Persian [force] was buzzing around rather audibly, the enemy was suffering."[1]
"Buzz" [is] the sound of bees. "Buzz", a certain sound.[2]
Greek Original:
Βομβεῖ καὶ Περιβομβεῖ. Σιμοκάτης: ὡς δὲ τὸ Περσικὸν περιεβόμβει τρανέστερον, παρεδριμύττετο τὸ πολέμιον. Βόμβος δὲ ὁ ἦχος τῶν μελισσῶν. βόμβος, ψόφος τις.
Notes:
The twin headwords, present tense, must be extracted from somewhere (other than the quotation given, which has the imperfect of the compound verb).
[1] Theophylact Simocatta [sigma 435], Histories 2.2.1.
[2] Likewise or similarly, variously, in other lexica.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 June 2003@23:54:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keywords) on 4 June 2003@04:02:54.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords) on 31 May 2012@07:36:13.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2015@07:36:34.

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