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Headword: *proe/sqai
Adler number: pi,2394
Translated headword: to send out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to hand over.[1]
"But Marcus Porcius was about to be slain, having taken the sword and having been captured by the enemy, judging it better to give up his life rather than his weapon, and after receiving many wounds he was unexpectedly rescued."[2]
Greek Original:
*proe/sqai: prodou=nai. labw\n de\ to\ ci/fos *po/rkios *ma/rkos kai\ katalhfqei\s u(po\ tw=n polemi/wn e)foneu/eto, kri/nwn th\n yuxh\n proe/sqai ma=llon h)\ th\n ma/xairan kai\ polla\ labw\n trau/mata parado/cws e)sw/qh.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius pi1220 Theodoridis. The headword is aorist middle infinitive of proi+/hmi; cf. pi 2393, pi 2395, pi 2408, pi 2417, pi 2422, pi 2426, pi 2428, pi 2549. It is taken to be quoted from Thucydides 1.44.2; cf. the scholia there.
[2] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable. Valesius [Henri de Valois, 1603-1676] attributed it to Polybius; Bernhardy compared Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 3.7 (story of a tribune who led his men on a suicide mission but survived: web address 1).
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 May 2010@00:44:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 5 May 2010@03:06:58.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2011@06:44:13.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 15 October 2013@05:35:50.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, cross-reference) on 9 November 2021@00:40:27.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 9 November 2021@00:42:24.


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