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Headword: *)anti/coon
Adler number: alpha,2688
Translated headword: adverse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] opposed, hostile.
Herodotus [writes]: "and to collect an army adverse to [the] Persians."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the contracted form] a)nti/coun, [sc. likewise meaning] opposed.[2]
Agathias [writes]: "but he left, supposing nothing would be adverse."[3]
Greek Original:
*)anti/coon: e)nanti/on, pole/mion. *(hro/dotos: kai\ strato\n sulle/gein a)nti/coon *pe/rsh|si. kai\ *)anti/coun, e)nanti/on. *)agaqi/as: o( de\ e)xw/rei, ou)de\n a)nti/coun e)/sesqai u(potoph/sas.
The headword adjective is probably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Herodotus 6.7 (of what the participants in the Ionian Revolt resolve not to do; the emphasis in pezo\n me\n strato\n mhde/na sulle/gein ktl is to fight at sea, not on land). See web address 1.
[2] Presumably extracted from the Agathias passage which now follows.
[3] Agathias, Histories 1.14.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 November 2000@15:56:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 March 2001@03:41:15.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 14 August 2002@08:56:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 18 March 2012@10:31:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, upgraded link) on 10 December 2013@01:49:58.
David Whitehead on 24 July 2015@09:19:15.


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