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Headword: *duspa/riton
Adler number: delta,1682
Translated headword: hard to pass
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] hard to traverse.
Xenophon [writes]: "Being asked whether the place was hard to pass ..."[1] Something impassable.
Greek Original:
*duspa/riton: duspo/reuton. *cenofw=n: e)rwtw/menos d' ei) ei)/h duspa/rito/n ti xwri/on. to\ a)/baton.
For this headword, neuter singular, see -- besides the quotation given -- Procopius, On Buildings (of Justinian) 4.8.5, 4.10.27, 5.1.3.
[1] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.1.25 (web address 1; here slightly abridged).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2003@07:04:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 3 June 2003@11:18:25.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics) on 26 September 2003@15:50:49.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 28 June 2004@07:34:20.
David Whitehead on 22 July 2012@08:35:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 January 2015@23:36:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 12 October 2016@01:15:36.


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