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Headword: *diauxeni/zesqai
Adler number: delta,809
Translated headword: to stick the neck out
Vetting Status: high
"He was inciting the minds and the spirits of the soldiers and challenging them to stick their necks out in pursuit of pridefulness and derring-do in their exercises."[1] Meaning to hold the neck high.
Greek Original:
*diauxeni/zesqai: o( de\ ta\ fronh/mata kai\ tou\s qumou\s tw=n stratiwtw=n a)nhre/qize kai\ diauxeni/zesqai pro\s to\ a)ge/rwxon tai=s mele/tais e)ceka/lei kai\ filoki/ndunon. a)nti\ tou= u(you= to\n au)xe/na e)/xein.
[1] Eunapius fr. 103 FHG (4.55); see already alpha 2428, and cf. generally delta 1025 and delta 1026.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 January 2004@21:09:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied note) on 22 January 2004@03:59:46.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 9 August 2005@09:27:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 3 July 2012@03:53:56.


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