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Headword: *dia\ ma/xhs e)lqei=n
Adler number: delta,649
Translated headword: to engage in battle
Vetting Status: high
"Since absolutely nobody wanted to engage in battle with them nor even to be arrayed against them in any way whatever."[1]
Greek Original:
*dia\ ma/xhs e)lqei=n: ou)deno\s topara/pan qarrh/santos dia\ ma/xhs au)toi=s e)lqei=n ou)/te mh\n a)ntita/casqai e)s to\ pantele/s.
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given, though it occurs earlier, in Thucydides (4.92.1); and for the idiom in general, attested in authors from the C5 BCE onwards, see LSJ s.v. ma/xh.
[1] Arrian, Parthica fr.66.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 October 2003@16:01:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 18 October 2003@07:10:27.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 29 June 2012@08:01:31.
David Whitehead (tweaked primary note) on 25 October 2015@07:20:45.


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