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Headword: *)/eskazen
Adler number: epsilon,3145
Translated headword: was limping, was wavering
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was in doubt, was equivocating.[1]
"And he was wavering about what the contingents of the Romans intended, and whether they had spirits that were manly enough for a battle-line."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/eskazen: e)nedoi/azen, a)mfe/ballen. o( de\ e)/skazen o(/pws e)/xei gnw/mhs ta\ tw=n *(rwmai/wn sunta/gmata, kai\ ei) a)rrenika\s e)/xousi ta\s yuxa\s ei)s para/tacin.
[1] Same headword -- imperfect, third person singular, of ska/zw -- but different, more literal gloss (e)xw/lainen "was lame") in Hesychius epsilon6223; and cf. sigma 519.
[2] A version of Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.7.8; the editions print the verb there as e)su/kazen "was scrutinizing".
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Amelia Mathias on 3 October 2006@07:47:59.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added note, keywords) on 3 October 2006@07:48:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 3 October 2006@08:39:51.
David Whitehead (augmneted notes) on 31 October 2012@04:36:58.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 August 2014@20:40:48.


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