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Headword: *polemi/zei
Adler number: pi,1884
Translated headword: fights, makes war
Vetting Status: high
Josephus [writes] concerning the rebels during Titus' siege [sc. of Jerusalem]: "and with the war making war on itself with impunity [...]."[1]
But polemw= [sc. is the usual] verb.
Greek Original:
*polemi/zei: *)iw/shpos peri\ tw=n stasiwtw=n e)pi\ th=s *ti/tou poliorki/as: kai\ tou= pole/mou met' a)dei/as a)ntipolemi/zontos e(auto/n. *polemw= de\ r(h=ma.
The unglossed headword verb must be quoted from somewhere (other than the quotation given, which uses a compound -- though see next note); perhaps Homer, who has 2 instances.
[1] Josephus, Jewish War 5.73 (where however the participle is a)ntipoli/zontos, "building up as an opposing city"); more fully already at alpha 447.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 August 2012@22:06:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 26 August 2012@05:06:18.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@08:08:08.


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