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Headword: *diwri/a
Adler number: delta,1249
Translated headword: breathing-space, time-slot, window of opportunity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] truce.
"It was decided to lift the siege [for a short while] and give the revolutionaries a time-slot of [= for] counsel".[1]
Greek Original:
*diwri/a: a)nakwxh/. do/can d' e)panei=nai th\n poliorki/an kai\ diwri/an boulh=s toi=s stasiastai=s parasxei=n.
[1] A slight abridgement -- the phrase pro\s o)li/gon is here omitted -- of Josephus, Jewish War 5.348 (web address 1).
As noted in LSJ s.v., it is unclear whether the headword is etymologically related to o(/ros or w(/ra.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 May 2003@09:58:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 30 May 2003@19:40:45.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 1 June 2003@04:18:04.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link) on 23 October 2003@16:59:28.
David Whitehead on 13 July 2012@09:13:20.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2015@06:04:49.


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