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Headword: *da/sasqai
Adler number: delta,76
Translated headword: to divide out, distribute
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to portion out.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "Xerxes having divided all the infantry into three portions."[2]
Greek Original:
*da/sasqai: diameri/sasqai. *(hro/dotos: e)s trei=s moi/ras o( *ce/rchs dasa/menos pa/nta to\n pezo\n strato/n.
[1] The headword is aorist infinitive of date/omai. Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 3.66 (where dassa/menoi occurs).
[2] Herodotus 7.121.2, with the aorist participle dasa/menos. See generally LSJ s.v. date/omai, II, where this passage is cited for this sense of simply dividing; and cf. delta 84, epsilon 194.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Alex Florez on 14 May 2002@12:52:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 May 2002@05:59:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 7 June 2005@06:28:23.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 7 June 2005@13:35:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 14 June 2012@07:35:17.
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