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Headword: *)epipolai/ws
Adler number: epsilon,2529
Translated headword: superficially
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] on the surface.
Josephus [writes]: "[one of the defenders] wounded him [ = Vespasian] superficially, as the distance limited the force of the missile."[1]
Greek Original:
*)epipolai/ws: e)c e)pipolh=s. *)iw/shpos: titrw/skei au)to\n e)pipolai/ws, proeklu/santos to\ blhqe\n tou= diasth/matos.
The headword is an adverbial form of e)pipo/laios, for which see epsilon 2526, epsilon 2527, epsilon 2528. (For the gloss -- comparably, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon -- see epsilon 1635.) It might be extracted from the quotation given here, though other extant possibilities (from Aristotle onwards) are numerous.
[1] Josephus, Jewish War 3.236 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 December 2006@12:26:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 15 December 2006@03:53:41.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 22 May 2007@11:23:21.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2012@08:14:24.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 October 2012@00:11:59.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked notes) on 30 January 2016@07:46:43.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 January 2016@15:24:43.


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