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Headword: *skhpto/s
Adler number: sigma,581
Translated headword: thunderbolt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] fiery lightning from on high.[1]
"Just as some seaborne whirlwind or violent thunderbolt he made a sudden visitation."[2]
And elsewhere: "thunderbolts then descended and set the army camp on fire."[3]
And elsewhere: "clouds gathered, and many rainstorms and thunderbolts tumbled down."[4]
Greek Original:
*skhpto/s: kerauno\s a)/nwqen dia/puros. w(/sper tis lai/lay e)piqala/ttios h)\ r(agdai=os skhpto\s e)capinai/ws e)pefoi/thse. kai\ au)=qis: skhptoi\ toi/nun kathne/xqhsan kai\ to\ strato/pedon kate/prhsan. kai\ au)=qis: ne/fh sune/drame, kai\ u(etoi\ polloi\ kai\ skhptoi\ katw/lisqon.
[1] = Hesychius sigma955, Synagoge sigma114, Photius sigma315 (where Theodoridis notes, but does not adopt, Meineke's conjecture for the end of the glossing phrase: di/xa puro/s ('without fire') for the dia/puros ('fiery') of the mss.).
[2] A close approximation of Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.7.1; also quoted at lambda 183.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 February 2014@11:08:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 February 2014@13:56:40.
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; more keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 23 February 2014@04:29:58.
William Hutton (tweak to note) on 23 February 2014@09:47:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@23:25:51.


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