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Headword: Ekmêrusamenos
Adler number: epsilon,506
Translated headword: winding out
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] drawing out, stretching out. From a metaphor of threads [mhru/mata].[1]
"Winding out his force out of the harsh terrains, he encamped."[2]
And elsewhere: "winding out the whole river with his voyage, he was [?]opposite Khaldan[?]"[3] Meaning sailing along [the river].
Greek Original:
Ekmêrusamenos: exelkusas, epekteinas. apo metaphoras tôn mêrumatôn. ho de ekmêrusamenos tên dunamin ek tôn duschôriôn katestratopedeuse. kai authis: ho de ekmêrusamenos tôi plôi ton potamon panta kata Chaldanos ên. anti tou diapleusas.
Notes:
[1] The headword is aorist participle of e)kmhru/omai (cf. epsilon 505, mu 981), masculine nominative singular; it is illustrated by both of the quotations given.
[2] Polybius fr. 132 Büttner-Wobst. Büttner-Wobst notes (p. 532) that Casaubon attributed this fragment to Polybius.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable. So too is the location: kata\ *xalda=nos. Adler noted (but did not print) the reading of ms T, kata\ *xaldai/ous (cf. chi 13); and see also chi 14.
Reference:
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 January 2007@22:40:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; augmented and modified notes; added more keywords; cosmetics) on 3 January 2007@03:51:36.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded n.1) on 3 January 2007@05:27:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and notes; augmented n.3) on 13 March 2011@08:56:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 August 2012@10:11:17.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 22 August 2018@20:47:56.

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