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Headword: *)apostomou=n
Adler number: alpha,3562
Translated headword: to stop up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to block up. "[He] proposed to stop up the most conspicuous trenches."[1]
Greek Original:
*)apostomou=n: a)pofra/ttein. proe/qeto ta\s diw/rugas a)postomou=n ta\s e)pifanesta/tas.
The headword infinitive (which literally means "to stop the mouth [of]") is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Polybius fr. 117 Büttner-Wobst (contextless). Büttner-Wobst notes (p. 530) that Gronovius (Jakob Gronow, 1645-1716) attributed this fragment to Polybius. While agreeing that this fragment is genuinely Polybian, Büttner-Wobst concedes that Dindorf rejected it (ibid.).
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2001@01:11:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 August 2001@06:14:28.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 5 April 2012@09:19:38.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2015@09:53:13.
Ronald Allen on 19 July 2018@22:33:19.
Ronald Allen (revised n.1) on 20 July 2018@12:43:06.


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