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Headword: *)epitei/xisma
Adler number: epsilon,2679
Translated headword: assault-fort
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] what is fortified against certain places,[1] from which it was [possible] to inflict damage on the fortification's targets. And the operation [is] e)piteixismo/s ["fortification"]. Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [uses the term].[2]
Greek Original:
*)epitei/xisma: to\ teixizo/menon kata/ tinwn xwri/wn, o(/qen h)=n tou\s e)piteixisqe/ntas kakw=s poiei=n. kai\ to\ pra=gma de\ e)piteixismo/s. *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on the appearance of this neuter noun in Demosthenes 18.71, and also drawing attention to a related one in the same speech: see note below.
See also epsilon 2677, epsilon 2678.
[1] So the transmitted text, with "places" in the genitive plural; but it should be nominative singular (as in Harpok.), producing the phrase "a place fortified against certain [people]".
[2] Demosthenes 18.87.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 November 2000@08:07:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@18:16:26.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added x-refs and keyword) on 7 July 2003@02:54:26.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 July 2011@10:36:00.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2012@06:27:22.
David Whitehead on 1 February 2016@10:06:39.


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