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Headword: *)elogopoi/oun
Adler number: epsilon,889
Translated headword: they were making words
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were laying out arguments to one another. "They were making words directed against one another, pontificating and boasting that in many respects seizure of the place would benefit these men."[1]
Greek Original:
*)elogopoi/oun: pro\s a)llh/lous lo/gous dieti/qento. oi( de\ e)s a)llh/lous e)logopoi/oun terateuo/menoi/ te kai\ kompa/zontes w(s ei)s polla\ ga\r tou= to/pou kata/lhyis tou/tous o)nh/sei.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
For the verb cf. lambda 657.
[1] Valckenaer attributed this to Aelian, but otherwise the quotation is unidentified. Its second part appears again in a slightly different (and probably more accurate) form at tau 328.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 February 2007@05:41:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 13 February 2007@05:49:02.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2012@09:19:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 January 2017@01:41:30.


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