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Headword: *maxe/sqwn
Adler number: mu,303
Translated headword: let them go into battle
Vetting Status: high
"[Let them go into battle] so as to die, and they will not die." See under 'dying'.
Greek Original:
*maxe/sqwn w(s teqnaco/menoi, kai\ ou) teqna/contai. zh/tei e)n tw=| a)poqnh/skontas.
alpha 3321.
The future teqna/comai is a Doric-dialect form of the future which occurs in the active mood teqnh/cw in Aristophanes, derived from the perfect te/qnhka of qnh/|skw (instances at epsilon 172, epsilon 2080).
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2003@11:55:30.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 3 December 2003@14:48:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 March 2011@06:26:49.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:53:11.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 20 July 2020@23:01:59.
Catharine Roth (another keyword, cross-references) on 20 July 2020@23:06:04.


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