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Headword: *)apotomi/a
Adler number: alpha,3602
Translated headword: severity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] harshness, disagreeableness.
"Because of the severity of the decision, [the Aetolians] had a fear, and not a chance one, for themselves."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] a)po/tomon ["severe"], [meaning] harsh.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apotomi/a: traxu/ths, e)nanti/wsis. oi( de\ dia\ th\n a)potomi/an th=s a)pokri/sews ou) to\ tuxo\n de/os ei)=xon peri\ au(tou/s. kai\ *)apo/tomon, sklhro/n.
[1] An approximation of Diodorus Siculus 29.4, on relations between the Aetolians and Rome in 191 BCE.
[2] Masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective, quoted from somewhere. (Hesychius has a parallel entry with adverbs.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@12:46:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 June 2001@03:12:17.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 22 August 2002@07:48:08.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 6 April 2012@08:47:45.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2015@10:36:34.


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