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Headword: *(oplisth/s
Adler number: omicron,465
Translated headword: warrior, hoplite, warrior's
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the man [sc. named] from his arms [hopla].[1]
[...] having lost all [your] warrior's gear [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*(oplisth/s: o( e)k tw=n o(/plwn. pa/nta to\n o(plista\n ko/smon o)lwleko/ta.
The headword is rare, but can be either a noun or (as in the quotation given) an adjective; see generally LSJ s.v.
After the epigram quoted here, the next attestation of the word is in Vettius Valens, astrologer of the second century CE; then in the Christian writers Hippolytus and Gregory of Nyssa.
[1] cf. omicron 466, omicron 467, omicron 468.
[2] Erycius (C1 BCE), Greek Anthology 7.230.2 (with Doric accusative singular): a Spartan mother punishes her son for returning weaponless. A similar phrase o(pli/thn ko/smon occurs in Euripides, Heracleidae 699.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 February 2010@01:30:45.
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David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; tweaks) on 11 February 2010@03:12:02.
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