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Headword: *diatorhqh=nai
Adler number: delta,792
Translated headword: to be pierced through
Vetting Status: high
"Two of the tunnels were advanced underwater and below the palisade to be pierced through the earth underneath the enclosure itself."[1] Thus "to be pierced through" means to be cut through, to be bored through.
Greek Original:
*diatorhqh=nai: du/o de\ tw=n o)rugma/twn u(po/bruxa kai\ katwte/rw tou= xa/rakos diatorhqh=nai th\n gh=n u(po\ to\n peri/bolon au)to\n e)cenexqh/thn. diatorhqh=nai ou)=n a)nti\ tou= diakoph=nai, diatruphqh=nai.
The headword, aorist passive infinitive of diatore/w, is evidently extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 August 2004@11:40:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 30 August 2004@03:11:35.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 2 July 2012@08:57:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 30 October 2015@07:37:07.


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