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Headword: *di/arsis
Adler number: delta,735
Translated headword: raising-up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] lifting-up to a height.
Polybius [writes]: "the Romans running together against [their] hands made the Celts ineffectual, robbing [them] of a battle resulting from [their] raising-up [sc. their hands]; this is peculiar to Gallic practice because their sword does not have a point anywhere".[1]
Greek Original:
*di/arsis: e)/parsis ei)s u(/yos. *polu/bios: oi( de\ *(rwmai=oi sundramo/ntes ei)s ta\s xei=ras tou\s *keltou\s a)pra/ktous e)poi/hsan, a)felo/menoi th\n e)k dia/rsews au)tw=n ma/xhn: o(/per e)sti\n i)/dion *galatikh=s xrei/as dia\ to\ mhdamw=s ke/nthma to\ ci/fos e)/xein.
The headword noun is presumably generated by the quotation given, where it occurs in the phrase e)k dia/rsews.
[1] Polybius 2.33.5 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 April 2004@13:30:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 April 2004@07:21:10.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 22 April 2004@00:52:45.
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