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Headword: *kata/kras
Adler number: kappa,598
Translated headword: utterly, from top to bottom
Vetting Status: high
An adverb. Thucydides [writes]: "Brasidas turned to the heights of the city [of Torone], wishing to capture it utterly and securely".[1]
And elsewhere: "hoping to keep the city, they handed themselves over utterly".[2] Meaning completely.
Greek Original:
*kata/kras: e)pi/rrhma. *qoukudi/dhs: o( de\ *brasi/das e)pi\ ta\ mete/wra th=s po/lews e)tra/peto boulo/menos kata/kras kai\ bebai/ws e(lei=n au)th/n. kai\ au)=qis: e)lpi/santes th\n po/lin e)/xesqai kata/kras paradido/asi sfa=s au)tou/s. a)nti\ tou= e)c o(loklh/rou.
From the phrase kat' a)/kras. See also kappa 599.
[1] Thucydides 4.112.3 (web address 1).
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 July 2001@05:33:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 28 August 2003@00:44:30.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 28 August 2003@03:19:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 16 March 2008@12:02:40.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link, raised status) on 29 May 2008@10:56:39.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@08:02:03.


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