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Headword: *du/sergon
Adler number: delta,1619
Translated headword: hard to manage
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] difficult, troublesome.[1].
"With the spear being taken equally in both hands, which was of course hard to manage for those with one hand weaker [sc. than the other]".[2]
Greek Original:
*du/sergon: dusxere/s, du/skolon. e)p' a)/mfw ta\ pleura\ tou= do/ratos metalambanome/nou, o(\ dh\ du/sergon h)=n toi=s a)rrwstote/ran e)/xousi th\n e(te/ran.
Similar entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword adjective has also another meaning, besides this one, in an active sense: incapable of work (see LSJ s.v. at web address 1).
[1] Neuter singular accusative(s), as in the quotation which follows.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable, but perhaps a scholion to Homer, Iliad 21.162: o( d’ a(marth=| dou/rasin a)mfi\s h(/rws *)asteropai=os, e)pei\ peride/cios h)=en; "but the warrior Asteropaios threw with both his spears, being ambidextrous" (transl. R. Lattimore). See already alpha 1786 on ambidexterity.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 4 March 2005@18:12:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 5 March 2005@12:59:45.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation and notes; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 6 March 2005@04:49:39.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo) on 20 July 2011@22:22:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 July 2012@09:32:13.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2015@08:32:04.


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