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Headword: Ἐπίσαλος
Adler number: epsilon,2557
Translated headword: sea-tossed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] unstable, easily-moved.[1]
"And as their hopes of safety had become sea-tossed, they withdrew from the town."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπίσαλος: ἀβέβαιος, εὐμετάπτωτος. ἐπισάλων τε τῶν τῆς σωτηρίας ἐλπίδων γενομένων αὐτοῖς, ἐξεχώρουν τοῦ ἄστεος.
Notes:
The headword adjective is in the masculine nominative singular; this is presumably generated by the genitive plural in the quotation given.
[1] Likewise (twice over) in ps.-Zonaras.
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 6.5.5.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 November 2007@01:25:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 November 2007@03:18:32.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2012@09:45:22.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 September 2014@23:32:43.
David Whitehead (added more notes) on 30 January 2016@10:50:47.

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