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Headword: Sphagiazein
Adler number: sigma,1703
Translated headword: to slaughter
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to perform sacrifices.
Herodotus [writes]: "he, while Pausanias was slaughtering, sat in line and was wounded in the chest by an arrow".[1]
Greek Original:
Sphagiazein: to thusias epitelein. Hêrodotos: hos, epei esphagiazeto Pausaniês, kathêmenos en têi taxei etraumatisthê toxeumati ta pleura.
cf. generally sigma 1702, sigma 1704, sigma 1705.
[1] Herodotus 9.72.1, on Kallikrates at the Battle of Plataiai (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 November 2001@06:49:42.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 23 January 2005@19:17:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 January 2005@03:10:01.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; tweaks) on 23 August 2011@07:03:05.
David Whitehead on 5 January 2014@06:32:23.


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