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Headword: *)ekqumi/a
Adler number: epsilon,452
Translated headword: eagerness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] readiness.[1]
"When he took the measure of their eagerness for battle against the enemy, he cut their throats."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ekqumi/a: h( proqumi/a. e)pei\ d' e)/labe kairo\n th=s e)kei/nwn e)kqumi/as kata\ th\n ma/xhn pro\s tou\s polemi/ous, pare/sfacen au)tou/s.
[1] An uncommon noun in all periods (and not attested before Polybius), glossed by a common one; cf., for adverbs, epsilon 453. The present headword is derived from qumo/s "heart, spirit," and the prefix e)k "out of, from."
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Braden Studhalter on 13 July 2005@15:50:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation and note, added keywords) on 13 July 2005@16:45:35.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 July 2005@03:24:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 August 2012@07:20:25.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 8 December 2015@11:09:15.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 18 December 2016@22:01:58.


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