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Headword: *katatei/nousan
Adler number: kappa,819
Translated headword: stretching out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] providing length.[1] "It seemed [to the Homeritae] to be difficult, crossing a deserted territory and a route stretching out for a long time, to go [against a people ...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*katatei/nousan: makro/thta pare/xousan. xalepo\n e)/docen ei)=nai xw/ran a)meiyame/nois e)/rhmo/n te kai\ xro/nou pollou= o(do\n katatei/nousan i)e/nai.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is present active participle, feminine accusative singular, of katatei/nw; cf. kappa 818.
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.20.12. Justinian wants the Homeritae, a people of Arabia, to attack Persia; but they are reluctant. The passage quoted at sigma 337 comes shortly before this excerpt.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 May 2008@11:27:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 14 May 2008@03:35:19.
David Whitehead on 6 February 2013@03:58:11.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 14 June 2019@21:14:58.


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