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Headword: *)allo/koton
Adler number: alpha,1325
Translated headword: unusual
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] opposite, strange, abnormal, disconnected from something else, belonging to something else.
"For they had prepared food using certain unusual grasses and roots on account of the famine."[1]
Appian [writes]: "the consuls, however, were hesitating[2] to attempt an unusual deed; they still expected to capture the city, unprotected as it was."[3]
Greek Original:
*)allo/koton: e)nanti/on, ce/non, a)llofue\s, e)c a)/llou a)suna/rthton, a)llo/trion. po/ais ga/r tisin a)lloko/tois kai\ r(i/zais xrw/menoi dia\ to\n limo\n e)peponh/kesan. *)appiano/s: oi( me/ntoi u(/patoi kai\ o)/knw| mh\ e)pixeirei=n e)s e)/rgon a)llo/koton: e)/ti de\ kai\ th\n po/lin a)/noplon ou)=san lh/yesqai h(gou=nto.
The headword (which has the same glossing in other lexica) is neuter singular, evidently quoted from somewhere; there are numerous possibilities.
[1] Cassius Dio 55.33.1.
[2] There are manuscript variants here: w)/knoun seems preferable to the dative case of the cognate noun.
[3] Appian, Libyca 442.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2000@11:08:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 February 2001@08:35:00.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 27 June 2002@04:17:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 8 February 2012@07:49:15.
David Whitehead on 12 June 2015@03:17:22.


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