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Headword: *)epikremame/nou
Adler number: epsilon,2418
Translated headword: hanging over
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] impending.[1] "They reckoned that everything could be endured because of the magnitude of the danger still hanging over them."[2]
Greek Original:
*)epikremame/nou: e)pikeime/nou. oi( de\ u(po\ mege/qous tou= e)pikremame/nou e)/ti kindu/nou pa/nta oi)sta\ e)logi/zonto.
[1] The headword is perfect middle-passive participle of e)pikrema/nnumi, masculine/neuter genitive singular. It is probably extracted from the quotation given here (though there is an earlier instance in Herodotus 9.33.5).
[2] Thucydides 7.75.7 (web address 1), quoted approximately; see also omicroniota 177.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 November 2007@00:41:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 12 November 2007@05:46:41.
David Whitehead on 15 October 2012@06:05:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 October 2012@22:58:49.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 29 January 2016@04:17:57.


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