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Headword: *)ema/lqacan
Adler number: epsilon,926
Translated headword: they softened
Vetting Status: high
"In the steep and slippery spot they stuck wooden stakes into the slope, and stabilized them in the middle with others going crosswise, and put hurdles of wood[1] on top; [thus] they softened the part that was too steep and slippery."[2] That is, they made [it] gentle, they levelled [it].[3]
Greek Original:
*)ema/lqacan: e)n de\ tw=| pranei= kai\ o)lisqhrw=| to/pw| cu/la staurou=ntes th=| kataba/sei, kai\ to\ me/son a)/llois e)gkarsi/ois sterifopoiou=ntes kai\ formou\s e)pibalo/ntes u(/lhs, e)ma/lqacan to\ pa/nu prane/s te kai\ o)lisqhro/n. toute/sti katepra/u+nan, kaqwma/lisan.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Or perhaps "baskets of material".
[2] This (unidentifiable) quotation is repeated in a slightly altered form at pi 445. The Dutch scholar Tiberius Hemsterhuys (1685-1766) proposed conjoining it with another unattributable quotation found in pi 2209. See also sigma 1049.
[3] Adler cites Lexica Segueriana 295.6 as a parallel, where "made gentle" (katapra/u+nan) is used as one of the glosses for the aorist infinitive form of the verb found here as the headword (malqa/cai: an entry that is reprised in the Suda at mu 109).
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 February 2007@05:31:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; added a keyword) on 21 February 2007@05:53:48.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 21 February 2007@08:04:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 August 2012@05:37:59.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@06:07:06.


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