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Headword: Ἐξέστησαν
Adler number: epsilon,1661
Translated headword: they stood aside
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they withdrew. "The barbarians stood aside for them because they were stronger."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐξέστησαν: ὑπεχώρησαν. οἱ δὲ βάρβαροι ἐξέστησαν αὐτοῖς ὡς κρείττοσιν.
The headword is intransitive aorist active of ἐξίστημι (cf. epsilon 624, epsilon 1660, epsilon 1770, epsilon 1771, epsilon 1772), third person plural. It is perhaps, though not demonstrably, extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation (also in ps.-Zonaras) unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 November 2005@19:14:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 3 November 2005@03:07:33.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 14 July 2007@19:35:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 16 March 2011@06:57:25.
David Whitehead on 14 September 2012@06:01:48.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2016@08:01:06.


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