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Headword: *ko/ptontes
Adler number: kappa,2061
Translated headword: slaughtering, striking down
Vetting Status: high
"By slaughtering the draft-animals, in this way they endured the difficulty."[1] Meaning using them for food.
Greek Original:
*ko/ptontes: ta\ u(pozu/gia ko/ptontes ou(/tw th=| a)pori/a| a)ntei=xon. a)nti\ tou= xrw/menoi tou/tois pro\s e)dwdh/n.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present participle, masculine nominative plural, of ko/ptw (kappa 2062).
[1] Gaisford suggested that this is an approximation, or paraphrase, of Xenophon, Anabasis 2.1.6 (web address 1): "the troops provided themselves with food as best they could, by slaughtering oxen and asses of the baggage train".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 January 2009@22:33:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 20 January 2009@03:06:58.
David Whitehead on 11 March 2013@09:05:45.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 April 2013@01:35:10.


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