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Headword: *katakai/nwn
Adler number: kappa,571
Translated headword: killing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] dispatching, striking. "The ones to hand [he was] killing, others striking, others he had frightened".[1]
And Xenophon [writes]: "[they were] killing some and chasing down others".[2]
Greek Original:
*katakai/nwn: a)nairw=n, plh/ttwn. tou\s me\n katakai/nwn e)n xersi/, tou\s de\ plh/ttwn, tou\s de\ fobh/sas. kai\ *cenofw=n: tou\s me\n katakai/nontes, tou\s de\ katadiw/cantes.
The headword, presumably extracted from the first quotation given, is present active participle, masculine nominative singular, of katakai/nw (kappa 570); cf. under epsilon 1093.
[1] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.2.5 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 May 2008@07:56:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 27 May 2008@08:44:30.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 May 2008@09:10:48.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@06:22:13.


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