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Headword: *)endo/simon
Adler number: epsilon,1183
Translated headword: signal, prelude
Vetting Status: high
"The boatswains gave the signal to the oarsmen, but at the sign [the oarsmen] shouted all together with their onslaught."[1]
And in addition to this [the word] e)/ndosis [is used].[2]
[The word] e)ndo/simon [also means] a cause of motion and beginning.[3] "The [instrumental] music [is] such as to be a prelude for the song."[4]
Greek Original:
*)endo/simon: oi( de\ keleustai\ toi=s e)re/tais to\ e)ndo/simon e)ne/dosan, oi( de\ e)pi\ th=| e)ndo/sei a)qro/oi tw=| r(oqi/w| e)phla/lacan. kai\ *)/endosis e)pi\ tou/tw|. *)endo/simon, kinh/sews kai\ a)rxh=s ai)/tion. o( de\ yalmo\s oi(=os e)ndo/simos ei)=nai th=| w)|dh=|.
[1] Arrian, Parthica fr.61; cf. kappa 1297 (not Adler's '1287').
[2] Translated 'sign' in the Arrian quotation (to which this comment perhaps refers).
[3] cf. Synesius, Epistle 4.162a.
[4] Part of a longer quotation at mu 1303.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 April 2007@01:39:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 3 April 2007@03:09:57.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 August 2012@05:45:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 1 March 2017@01:39:37.


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