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Headword: *dierga/zetai
Adler number: delta,941
Translated headword: does in
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] destroys, kills.[1] Josephus [writes]: "striking him in the groin from below with a spear he instantly does him in."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] diergasqei/s ["done-in"], [meaning he who has been] destroyed.[3]
Greek Original:
*dierga/zetai: a)nairei=, ktei/nei. *)iw/shpos: plh/cas de\ au)to\n ka/twqen e)pi\ to\n boubw=na do/rati paraxrh=ma dierga/zetai. kai\ *diergasqei/s, a)nalwqei/s.
For this (not uncommon) meaning of the verb dierga/zomai see LSJ s.v., II.
[1] cf. delta 993.
[2] An approximation of Josephus, Jewish War 3.335 (web address 1 below).
[3] Aorist passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the headword verb. Same glossing in other lexica; probably also extracted from Josephus (Jewish Antiquities 19.350).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 April 2005@01:02:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 April 2005@03:34:15.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 27 April 2005@07:17:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 July 2012@04:36:46.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 July 2012@05:14:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 29 October 2018@01:49:05.


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