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Headword: *katorga=n
Adler number: kappa,1089
Translated headword: be quite eager, to press ahead
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be of surpassing vigour.
Greek Original:
*katorga=n: u(perakma/zein.
Same entry in Hesychius kappa1845 and Photius, Lexicon kappa486 Theodoridis.
The headword verb itself, a strengthened version of o)rga=n (omicron 519, omicron 520), is extremely rare (LSJ entry at web address 1). TLG shows it as appearing in Herodotus 6.102 (web address 2), but katorgw=ntes there is merely one of several suggested emendations for the transmitted katerga/zontes.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 October 2008@07:33:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and augmented note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 7 October 2008@08:19:41.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2013@05:46:44.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, cosmetics) on 17 February 2013@00:12:26.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 19 November 2014@23:53:04.


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