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Headword: Ὑστερίζειν
Adler number: upsilon,689
Translated headword: to come late
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to come after one day. "These men were commanded to come one day later than the king/emperor."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the verb] ὑστερῶ ["I come late"], [with the future] ὑστερήσω ["I will come late"].[2]
"But the royal [sc. troops] having come too late for the opportunity of assistance [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Ὑστερίζειν: μετὰ μίαν ἡμέραν ἔρχεσθαι. τούτοις ἐτέτακτο μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ ὑστερίζειν βασιλέως. καὶ Ὑστερῶ, ὑστερήσω. οἱ δὲ βασιλικοὶ τοῦ καιροῦ τῆς βοηθείας ὑστερήσαντες.
cf. generally upsilon 688.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpts made for Constantine Porphyrogenitus) unidentifiable. Clearly the verb by itself would not mean "one day later"; the interval needs to be specified.
[2] The verb ὑστερέω is an alternative to ὑστερίζω . Adler reports a similar entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[3] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 20.3.5; cf. upsilon 688.
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Excerptsammlung I," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21.402
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 January 2011@23:31:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 20 January 2011@03:19:54.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@07:35:18.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 1) on 1 December 2013@22:58:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 May 2014@00:07:25.


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