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Headword: *)agxw/malon
Adler number: alpha,418
Translated headword: closely-matched
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] a)gxwma/lou,[1] [meaning] equal, nearly even.[2]
"After they engaged and fought a closely-matched battle, neither taking any prisoners nor making any further headway, they departed."[3]
And elsewhere: "a ferocious cavalry battle occurred, one that was closely-matched in the number of combatants and displayed similar bravery [sc. on both sides]."[4]
Greek Original:
*)agxw/malon. kai\ *)agxwma/lou, i)/shs, e)ggu\s tou= o(malou=. summi/cantes kai\ a)gxw/mala a)gwnisa/menoi kai\ mh/te zwgrh/sante/s tina mh/te e)s to\ ple/on e)/ti proxwrh/santes dielu/qhsan. kai\ au)=qis: i(ppomaxi/a gi/netai kartera\ kai\ plh/qei tw=n a)gwnizome/nwn a)gxw/malos kai\ a)retai=s e)mferh/s.
The unglossed headword is masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective.
[1] The genitive case of the headword; and see further, next note.
[2] The first of these glosses is feminine, and occurs also in the scholia to the passage which has surely generated this paragraph: Thucydides 4.134.2 (referring to an evenly-poised battle -- as in the further quotations given here).
[3] Quotation (transmitted, according to Adler, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation (transmitted, according to Adler, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 October 2000@12:05:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 29 April 2002@11:15:17.
David Whitehead (another note) on 14 April 2004@09:52:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 February 2011@04:52:50.
David Whitehead on 27 February 2011@04:44:41.
David Whitehead (firmed up n.2) on 9 January 2012@08:56:58.
Catharine Roth (note tweaks) on 14 February 2015@10:59:13.


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