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Headword: *drepanhfo/ros
Adler number: delta,1518
Translated headword: scythe-bearing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sword-bearing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the plural] drepanhfo/roi.[2]
Xenophon [writes]: "[...] the so-called scythe-bearing [chariots: they] had thin scythes extending at an angle from the axles and under the seats, facing the ground, so as to cut through anyone/anything they encountered'.[3]
Greek Original:
*drepanhfo/ros: cifhfo/ros. kai\ *drepanhfo/roi. *cenofw=n: ta\ dh\ drepanhfo/ra kalou/mena ei)=xon dre/pana e)k tw=n a)co/nwn ei)s pla/gion a)potetame/na kai\ u(po\ toi=s di/frois e)s gh=n ble/ponta w(s diako/ptein o(/tw| e)tu/gxanon.
See also delta 1517.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; and cf. alpha 4005.
[2] Masculine nominative plural, so not extracted from the Xenophon passage about to be quoted (which has neuter plural); in fact, found only here.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 1.8.10.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2003@05:28:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 3 June 2003@01:14:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 28 June 2004@08:08:03.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 18 July 2012@05:43:21.
David Whitehead on 15 November 2015@08:54:03.


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