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Headword: *(alw/sima
Adler number: alpha,1401
Translated headword: easily-caught [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] easily taken hold of.[1]
Arrian [writes]: "starting out from the citadels he plundered and pillaged no small part of the land under that man's control, and he was in no way easily caught by him."[2]
Greek Original:
*(alw/sima: eu)/lhpta. *)arriano/s: a)po\ tw=n frouri/wn o(rmw/menos h)=ge te kai\ e)/fere th=s u(p' e)kei/nw| ou)k o)li/ghn, kai\ au)to\s ou)damh=| h)=n au)tw=| a(lw/simos.
The headword, which has the same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius alpha1092 Theodoridis), is neuter plural of this adjective. It is evidently quoted from somewhere -- perhaps Xenophon, Anabasis 5.2.3, though there are other possibilities.
[2] Arrian, Affairs after Alexander fr. 31 Roos (= FGrH 156 F117); again (with a slightly different opening) at eta 38.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 June 2000@10:46:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Altered wording) on 12 June 2000@16:55:38.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 23 February 2001@08:43:21.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 2 July 2002@05:08:14.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 28 March 2006@04:17:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 10 February 2012@06:33:44.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 March 2012@15:06:42.
David Whitehead on 20 August 2013@07:58:38.


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