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Headword: *)egxri/ptetai
Adler number: epsilon,186
Translated headword: comes close
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] approaches.
"Onto the [battering-]rams, whenever they attacked, they were throwing heavy weights, so that the strength [sc. of the rams] would perish as they were coming close."[1]
Greek Original:
*)egxri/ptetai: e)ggi/zei. toi=s de\ krioi=s, o(po/t' e)pife/rointo, e)pe/ballon ba/rh, w(s e)gxriptome/nois o)llu/oito h( bi/a.
The headword is present middle-passive, third person singular, of e)gxri/ptw. Other lexica present the headword in slightly different forms (e.g. e)xri/mptetai), but always with this same gloss; it is evidently quoted from somewhere (other than the quotation given, which uses a present middle-passive participle).
cf. generally epsilon 187, epsilon 188.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 January 2006@01:18:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 January 2006@03:22:47.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; cosmetics) on 11 March 2011@10:04:25.
David Whitehead on 27 July 2012@07:00:48.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 29 July 2012@22:29:19.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2015@10:28:21.


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