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Headword: *koile/mbolon
Adler number: kappa,2540
Translated headword: hollow-wedge
Vetting Status: high
This is the term [for] when the twin-faced twin-phalanx joins together the following wings but separates the leading [ones].
Greek Original:
*koile/mbolon kalei=tai, e)peida\n h( di/stomos difalaggi/a ta\ me\n e(po/mena ke/rata suna/yh|, ta\ de\ h(gou/mena diasth/sh|.
cf. Arrian, Tactica 29.7, Aelian, Tactica 37.7, and the tactical lexicon at the back of the Suda. All three read "face-to-face" (a)nti/stomos) versus the Suda's "twin-faced" (di/stomos) which is probably a dictation error.
See also Asclepiodotus 11.5 for the cognate adjective koile/mbolos ("hollow-wedged" sc. phalanx).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 June 2008@02:10:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword; tweaks) on 10 June 2008@02:58:28.
David Whitehead (corrected a ref) on 10 June 2008@10:00:27.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@05:56:54.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 19 December 2014@01:10:48.


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