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Headword: *kataph=gas
Adler number: kappa,707
Translated headword: under-pegs
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the timbers pegged in the waters. "Since the foundations were not able to take under-pegs, by which the motions on the current had to be constrained, [sc. another approach was taken]".[1]
Greek Original:
*kataph=gas: ta\ phgnu/mena cu/la e)n toi=s u(/dasin. e)pei\ ta\ u(pokei/mena ou)x oi(=a/ te h)=n kataph=gas de/xesqai, u(f' w(=n e)/dei sune/xesqai ta\ e)pi\ tou= r(eu/matos kaqie/mena.
The headword, an accusative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given. (LSJ s.v. kata/phc cites senses related to the one illustrated here.)
[1] Quotation unidentifiable (but apparently taken from a military narrative involving an attempt to bridge a river or suchlike).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 July 2008@05:11:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 July 2008@16:33:56.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked notes) on 22 July 2008@03:05:34.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@08:30:25.


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