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Headword: Λείπεσθαι
Adler number: lambda,378
Translated headword: to lose
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be defeated.[1] Polybius [writes]: "of all the activities in warfare, the souls/spirits of the contenders have the greatest weight [sc. in influencing the outcome] both toward losing and toward winning."[2]
Greek Original:
Λείπεσθαι: ἡττῆσθαι. Πολύβιος: πάντων τῶν κατὰ τὸν πόλεμον ἐνεργημάτων μεγίστην ῥοπὴν ἔχουσι καὶ πρὸς τὸ λείπεσθαι καὶ πρὸς τὸ νικᾶν αἱ ψυχαὶ τῶν ἀγωνιζομένων.
[1] The headword infinitive is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For the glossing cf. in any event lambda 383.
[2] Polybius fr. 58 Büttner-Wobst.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2008@06:13:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 May 2008@18:57:42.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 19 May 2008@02:55:49.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@05:22:20.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@05:23:02.
Ronald Allen (tweaked n.2) on 28 March 2019@19:04:57.


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