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Headword: *kataqrw/skonta
Adler number: kappa,562
Translated headword: leaping down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] jumping down.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "but [the Parians say that] in leaping down from the dry-stone wall he wrenched his thigh."[2]
Greek Original:
*kataqrw/skonta: kataphdw=nta. *(hro/dotos: kataqrw/skonta de\ th\n ai(masih\n to\n mhro\n spasqh=nai.
cf. generally kappa 931.
[1] The headword is present participle of kataqrw/skw, either neuter nominative/accusative plural or masculine accusative singular; the latter if, as is highly likely, it is extracted from the quotation given below.
[2] Herodotus 6.134.2 (web address 1), on Miltiades (mu 1067, mu 1068) injuring himself -- fatally, as it turned out -- during his siege of Paros in 490/89.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2008@11:05:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, tweaked translation and note, set status) on 27 April 2008@17:23:16.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 28 April 2008@03:04:18.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 23 December 2008@16:50:26.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@05:40:32.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2016@07:18:16.


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