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Headword: *die/rriyan
Adler number: delta,948
Translated headword: they scattered
Vetting Status: high
"Both his property and his bones, since he had killed himself before they could kill him,[1] they scattered."
Greek Original:
*die/rriyan: th/n te ou)si/an kai\ ta\ o)sta= au)tou=, e)peidh\ fqa/sas e(auto\n proapexrh/sato, die/rriyan.
The headword is the third-person plural, aorist active indicative, of the verb diarri/ptw, to throw about or scatter (web address 1). It is quoted here from Cassius Dio 8.36.8 (where the present finite verb is a participle: diarri/yantes).
[1] Literally "since he had anticipated them in killing himself" (proapoxra/omai A.2, web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Adrian Packel on 17 April 2005@00:03:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 April 2005@04:46:40.
David Whitehead (modified note) on 18 April 2005@08:44:41.
David Whitehead on 9 July 2012@04:58:22.


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