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Headword: *)/efamma
Adler number: epsilon,3840
Translated headword: shirt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the garment [of that name].[1]
Polybius [writes]: "for some of them appeared wearing their trousers[2] and light cloaks about them. But the others, from vanity, threw these away and stood before the military force [i.e., the army] naked with their weapons, supposing that this would be more practical because some parts of the ground were overgrown with thorns that would entangle their shirts."[3]
Greek Original:
*)/efamma: to\ peri/blhma. *polu/bios: oi( me\n ga\r ta\s a)nacuri/das kai\ tou\s eu)petei=s tw=n sa/gwn e)/xontes peri\ au(tou\s e)ce/tazon: oi( de\ dia\ filodoci/an tau=t' a)porri/yantes gumnoi\ meta\ tw=n o(/plwn e)/sthsan, u(polabo/ntes ou(/tws e)/sesqai praktikw/tatoi dia\ to/ tinas tw=n to/pwn batw/deis o)/ntas e)mple/kesqai toi=s e)fa/mmasin.
[1] Of a military kind. The neuter headword is a variant of e)fapti/s (epsilon 3843).
[2] cf. alpha 1993.
[3] A close approximation of Polybius 2.28.7-8; cf. pi 418.
Keywords: botany; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 6 February 2008@13:44:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 7 February 2008@01:06:55.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 February 2008@03:49:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 November 2012@06:37:23.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@09:10:15.


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