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Headword: *dayi/dwn
Adler number: delta,103
Translated headword: ample
Vetting Status: high
Polybius [writes]: "for if the height of the wall is ten of a certain measure, then it is necessary that the ladders be of an ample 12 of such a measure."[1] That is [...].[2]
Greek Original:
*dayi/dwn: *polu/bios: oi(/wn ga\r a)\n de/ka sumbai/nh| to\ tou= tei/xous u(/yos, toiou/twn ib# deh/sei ta\s kli/makas dayi/dwn u(pa/rxein. toute/stin ...
The headword, genitive plural of this adjective extracted from the quotation given, is here twice transmitted as dayi/dwn (otherwise unattested) but should be dayilw=n; cf. generally delta 104, delta 105.
[1] Polybius 9.19.6, in a short digression on constructing scaling-ladders.
[2] The manuscripts, variously, omit this word or display a lacuna after it.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 July 2002@23:06:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 4 September 2002@06:17:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 December 2011@04:24:30.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 6 December 2011@01:15:39.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@03:49:21.


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