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Headword: *katespi/lasen
Adler number: kappa,995
Translated headword: burst suddenly upon
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] appeared unexpectedly.[1] "Early in the morning he burst suddenly upon the barbarians and began to do honorable deeds with his spear."[2]
Greek Original:
*katespi/lasen: a)prosdokh/tws e)pefa/nh. o( de\ a)dokh/tws toi=s barba/rois e(wqino\s katespi/lase kai\ eu)doki/mei tw=| do/rati.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is aorist indicative active, third person singular, of kataspila/zw (in sense II noted by LSJ s.v.). See also under sigma 943.
[2] A condensed version of Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.10.10: a)ta\r a)dokh/tws toi=s barba/rois e(wqino\s katespi/lasen a)fra/ktous te eu(ro/menos e)neudoki/mei tw=| do/rati peri/doco/n te a)pefe/reto tro/paion "But early in the morning he burst suddenly upon the barbarians, and finding them off their guard began to do honorable deeds with his spear and won for himself a glorious trophy."
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Michiel Cock on 16 March 2007@11:40:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; rearranged and augmented notes; added more keywords) on 18 March 2007@05:40:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 18 March 2007@16:20:39.
David Whitehead on 7 February 2013@09:42:23.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 8 February 2013@00:11:23.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 29 June 2019@22:22:22.


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