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Headword: Dichotomia phalangos
Adler number: delta,1304
Translated headword: bisection of a phalanx
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which [sc. is divided] into two equal sections. The parts of this are called 'wings', of which the left wing is also called 'rear', and the other, the right, wing [is] also [called] 'head' and 'right point' and 'right lead'. A bisection is [also] called aragos[1] and 'navel' and 'concentration'; 'barrier' by some, and 'orifice' by others.
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] I bisect; [used] with an accusative.[2]
Greek Original:
Dichotomia phalangos: hê eis duo isa tomê. tautês de ta merê kaleitai kerata, hôn to men euônumon keras legetai kai oura, to de heteron dexion keras kai kephalê kai dexion akrôtêrion kai dexia archê. aragos kai omphalos kai sunochê: phragma, hôs enioi, kai stoma, hôs heteroi, hê dichotomia kaleitai. kai Dichotomô: aitiatikêi.
Again in the Onomasticon Tacticum at the end of the Suda (following psi).
[1] The word occurs only here, and is surely an error for a)raro/s ('juncture'); cf. Aelian, Tactica 7.3.
[2] Likewise in syntactical lexica.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 4 March 2005@07:46:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; strengthened note) on 4 March 2005@09:48:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 15 July 2012@07:58:12.
David Whitehead (more notes; cosmetics) on 12 November 2015@05:17:23.


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