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Headword: *lei/pesqai
Adler number: lambda,378
Translated headword: to lose
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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:
*lei/pesqai: h(tth=sqai. *polu/bios: pa/ntwn tw=n kata\ to\n po/lemon e)nerghma/twn megi/sthn r(oph\n e)/xousi kai\ pro\s to\ lei/pesqai kai\ pro\s to\ nika=n ai( yuxai\ tw=n a)gwnizome/nwn.
Notes:
[1] The headword infinitive is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For the glossing cf. in any event lambda 383.
[2] Polybius fr. 58 B├╝ttner-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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