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Headword: *(/oson ou)/pw
Adler number: omicron,702
Translated headword: imminent, imminently
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] quickly, before long; or instead of h)/dh ["already"].[1]
"At the same time, considering the imminent lack of the necessities, he raises the siege."[2]
And elsewhere: "for the house was imminently going to fall."[3]
And elsewhere: "he was expecting that the barbarians would arrive imminently."[4]
Greek Original:
*(/oson ou)/pw: taxu/, met' o)li/gon: h)\ a)nti\ tou= h)/dh. o( de\ a(/ma e)nqumou/menos th\n o(/son ou)/pw a)pori/an tw=n a)nagkai/wn lu/ei th\n poliorki/an. kai\ au)=qis: pesei=sqai ga\r o(/son ou)/pw th\n oi)ki/an. kai\ au)=qis: o(/son ou)/pw prosedo/ka paresome/nous tou\s barba/rous.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron561 Theodoridis. The headword phrase is probably quoted from Thucydides, who has several instances of the idiom (e.g. 6.34.9, 8.82.8).
[2] Arrian, Parthica fr. 29 Roos; more fully under tau 947.
[3] Quotation (with infinitive, probably in indirect discourse) unidentifiable. (Gaisford attributed it to Aelian.)
[4] Quotation unidentifiable; transmitted (like the previous two quotations) via the Excerpta made for Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2010@01:09:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 May 2010@04:47:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 30 July 2013@03:46:12.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 February 2021@22:18:48.


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