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Headword: *diabhsei/ontas
Adler number: delta,506
Translated headword: wanting to cross over
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning them] being desirous of going across.[1] Agathias [writes]: "and he made towers, to hold off the Romans, who were wanting to cross over."[2]
Greek Original:
*diabhsei/ontas: e)rwtikw=s e)/xontas diabh=nai. *)agaqi/as: o( de\ pu/rgous e)poi/hsen, a)peru/kein tou\s *(rwmai/ous diabhsei/ontas.
[1] A desiderative participle, derived from diabai/nw; here in the accusative plural, from the quotation to follow.
[2] An approximation of Agathias, Histories 2.4.7.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 9 November 2004@16:31:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keyword, set status) on 10 November 2004@00:40:45.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added note number and other cosmetics) on 10 November 2004@03:13:58.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 November 2004@11:24:06.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 June 2012@05:38:23.


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