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Headword: *tetrapodhti/
Adler number: tau,400
Translated headword: on all fours
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] on feet and hands. "But they on all fours somehow clung on and forced [their way up]."[1]
Greek Original:
*tetrapodhti/: posi\ kai\ xersi/n. oi( de\ tetrapodhti\ tro/pon tina\ prospleca/menoi e)bia/zonto.
The rare headword adverb (a single word in the Greek) is presumably extracted from the quotation. (There is another instance in Lucian.)
cf. generally tau 399.
[1] An approximation of Polybius 5.60.7 (of an assault on a wall); see web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2004@09:49:00.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 2 October 2004@01:15:08.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 3 October 2004@05:11:15.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@06:10:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 16 July 2022@17:05:02.


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