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Headword: Ῥομβεῖν
Adler number: rho,221
Translated headword: to whirl
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to sling/swing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] ῥόμβος ["whirling"], [meaning] motion.
"[He] having struck with the rhombus-shaped butt-end of a spear".[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥομβεῖν: σφενδονᾶν. καὶ Ῥόμβος, ἡ κίνησις. πλήξας ῥομβωτῷ δούρατος οὐριάχῳ.
See also rho 222, rho 223, rho 293.
[1] = Photius rho152 Theodoridis; and cf. generally sigma 1725, sigma 1726.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.111.4; cf. omicron 950.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2010@06:45:02.
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