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Headword: *xeiraleipth/sas
Adler number: chi,240
Translated headword: having practiced wrestling-holds
Vetting Status: high
"Fabius the Dictator, like a good athlete, only entered the fray after having practiced wrestling-holds for a long time".[1] Meaning having trained his grip.
Greek Original:
*xeiraleipth/sas: *fa/bios *dikta/twr, kaqa/per a)qlhth\s a)gaqo/s, polu\n xeiraleipth/sas xro/non e)pi\ to\n a)gw=na kath/nta. a)nti\ tou= a)skh/sas th\n xei=ra.
[1] Diodorus Siculus 26.3.2, on (as the Suda shows) Q. Fabius Maximus Verrucosus 'Cunctator' (great-grandson of the Fabius of phi 3) in 217 BCE.
Keywords: athletics; biography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@04:21:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 6 September 2002@05:29:56.
William Hutton (modified note, set status) on 10 July 2003@05:05:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 April 2010@05:08:21.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@03:55:22.


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