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Headword: *polemw=sai
Adler number: pi,1893
Translated headword: to provoke to war
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to make [someone] an enemy. Also [sc. attested is the compound verb] e)kpolemw=sai ["to provoke to war"].[1]
"The Turks sent an embassy to Justinian, on condition that he join them in making war on the Persians."[2]
Greek Original:
*polemw=sai: pole/mion katasth=sai. kai\ *)ekpolemw=sai. e)/steilan de\ oi( *tou=rkoi w(s *)ioustiniano\n presbei/an, e)f' w(=| sunekpolemw=sai/ ge au)to\n *pe/rsais.
[1] The primary headword is the aorist active infinitive of polemo/w; the secondary one is the same form of e)kpolemo/w (cf. epsilon 589). The subsequent quotation contains a further compound form of this verb.
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 13.5 Blockley.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 July 2007@19:16:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 July 2007@03:20:07.
Catharine Roth (added note number, tweaked note) on 2 July 2007@11:37:09.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 3 January 2012@07:14:53.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@08:47:54.


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