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Headword: *bi/a
Adler number: beta,268
Translated headword: force
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] impetus, strength.[1]
"And he by the force of his body pushes the gates inwards."[2]
Greek Original:
*bi/a: h( o(rmh\, h( r(u/mh. o( de\ th=| bi/a| tou= sw/matos e)cwqei= ta\s pu/las e)s to\ e)/sw.
[1] Different glossing, though on the same substantive lines, in Hesychius (beta589).
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 21 June 2003@13:33:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 22 June 2003@06:46:45.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 6 March 2011@07:27:43.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2012@06:55:16.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 September 2015@09:41:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 17 February 2016@01:39:14.


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