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Headword: *diaxw/rous
Adler number: delta,842
Translated headword: intervals
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the distances of [= between] battalions.[1] "And thus [he] filled up the intervals by the close formation of the army".[2]
Greek Original:
*diaxw/rous: ta\ diasth/mata tw=n lo/xwn. ou(/tw te a)neplh/rwse th=| pukno/thti tou= stratou= tou\s diaxw/rous.
Both headword and gloss are in the accusative plural, the headword presumably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the quotation given.
The headword is a military term, attested in the masculine form only here and in ps.-Zonaras s.v. (which is evidently taken from here). It occurs in neuter form in various military texts broadly contemporary with the Suda: 'Heron of Byzantium' (a.k.a. the Parangelmata Poliorcetica), De stratagematibus; Nicephorus Uranus, Tactica, Nicephorus II Phocas, ps.-Codinus. This difference in form probably indicates that the compiler is using another, more ancient, source (which, according to Adler, could be Aelian's treatise on tactics; see Prolegomena p.XVIII in Adler's vol.I).
[1] For the 'battalions' (lochoi) see generally lambda 718 and esp. lambda 719.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 1 May 2005@02:38:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 1 May 2005@04:53:52.
David Whitehead (tweaks to notes) on 3 July 2012@07:14:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 November 2014@23:27:42.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded notes) on 22 November 2014@03:30:47.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 November 2014@12:08:37.


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