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Headword: *)anapi/ptein
Adler number: alpha,2018
Translated headword: to fall back
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] not [falling back in the sense of] reclining, but repenting and retracting and shrinking back. Thucydides [in book] 1 [writes]: "when conquered they fall back only the slightest bit".[1]
Greek Original:
*)anapi/ptein: ou) to\ katakli/nesqai, a)lla\ to\ metame/lesqai kai\ metati/qesqai kai\ a)poknei=n. *qoukudi/dhs a#: kai\ nikw/menoi e)p' e)la/xiston a)napi/ptousin.
Same entry in Photius.
See also alpha 2019. The source for both entries is Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.23B (1.42 Kaibel).
[1] Thucydides 1.70.5, of the Athenians (web address 1).
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 October 2000@12:59:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 12 January 2001@10:35:54.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 31 July 2002@09:21:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 27 February 2012@05:50:18.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@06:56:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 17 December 2013@20:11:11.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2015@03:24:12.


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