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Headword: *)/empalin
Adler number: epsilon,995
Translated headword: back, backwards
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] opposite; or in reverse.[1]
"He prepared to go back across the Ister, having ferried the barbarian horde across in the so-called small merchant-ships."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/empalin: e)nanti/on: h)\ ei)s tou)pi/sw. o( de\ e)/mpalin dielqei=n pareskeu/ase to\n *)/istron, e)n tai=s legome/nais o(lka/si mikrai=s diabiba/sas ta\ barbarika\ plh/qh.
cf. epsilon 678, epsiloniota 322, tau 821.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] Menander Protector fr. 21 Blockley; cf. omicron 171, but with 'long' (makrai=s) for 'small' (mikrai=s) there.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 July 2005@23:28:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 7 July 2005@03:52:15.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 26 November 2009@07:19:19.
David Whitehead (updated ref) on 3 January 2012@05:42:55.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 August 2012@07:03:48.


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