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Headword: *)agro/menoi
Adler number: alpha,367
Translated headword: assembling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] gathering together.
"[The men] assembling, the whole people."[1] Syntax like "the people assembling"; because "people" means a large number.[2]
Greek Original:
*)agro/menoi: sunaqroi/zontes. a)gro/menoi pa=s dh=mos. su/ntacis pro\s sxh=ma: o( dh=mos a)gro/menoi: e)pei\ o( dh=mos plh=qos shmai/nei.
The headword participle, in the masculine nominative plural, has this same gloss in other lexica. It is probably extracted from the quotation given: see the next note.
[1] Homer, Iliad 20.166 (web address 1). The substance of this entry is from the scholion there; cf. omega 253.
[2] That is, the plural participle "assembling" may modify the singular noun dh=mos ("people") because it is a collective noun. But in Homer, the participle actually modifies a)/ndres "men" in line 165, and pa=s dh=mos is in apposition with the plural subject.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 28 August 1998@16:50:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 13 February 2001@05:57:00.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 14 April 2004@08:46:15.
Catharine Roth (betacode, link) on 23 January 2011@22:27:58.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, raised status) on 24 January 2011@15:01:33.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 30 January 2011@04:25:15.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 April 2015@11:06:24.


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