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Headword: *)apo/gnoia
Adler number: alpha,3269
Translated headword: despair
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] desperation.[1]
Thucydides [writes]: "they burned the boats, so that despair would leave them no option but to gain control of the land".[2]
Greek Original:
*)apo/gnoia: a)po/gnwsis. *qoukudi/dhs: e)ne/prhsan de\ ta\ ploi=a, o(/pws a)po/gnoia h)=| tou= a)/llo ti h)\ kratei=n th=s gh=s.
[1] Same glossing in the scholia to Thucydides (see next note).
[2] An appoximation of Thucydides 3.85.3 (web address 1 below): the aorist participle e)mprh/santes ('having burned') becomes the finite e)neprh/santo ('they burned') here, and the word order is also changed (the original runs kai\ ta\ ploi=a e)mprh/santes).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@09:26:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@06:59:20.
William Hutton (Expanded note, added link, set status) on 5 November 2002@13:11:13.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 April 2012@03:34:23.
David Whitehead on 27 August 2015@09:29:02.


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