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Headword: *katataxh/swn
Adler number: kappa,812
Translated headword: intending to speed away
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] exceeding in speed. Polybius [writes]: "so at first he made a spurt as if intending to speed away, but being no match for the boarders he became, instead of a conqueror, a prisoner".[1]
Greek Original:
*katataxh/swn: tw=| ta/xei u(perbalw/n. *polu/bios: to\ me\n ou)=n prw=ton w(/rmhsen w(s katataxh/swn, kataproterou/menos de\ tw=n e)pibatikw=n a)nti\ tou= nikw/menos e)ge/neto u(poxei/rios.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is future participle of katataxe/w, masculine nominative singular. For this verb see also kappa 811, kappa 814.
[2] Polybius 1.47.8-9 (abridged and, in the final phrase, modified), on Hannibal "the Rhodian" at Lilybaion during the First Punic War.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 July 2001@04:47:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 7 September 2003@08:42:31.
David Whitehead on 19 October 2003@08:34:12.
Catharine Roth (added note with cross-references and keyword) on 8 August 2008@00:20:21.
David Whitehead on 6 February 2013@03:34:11.


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