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Headword: *megalauxou/menoi
Adler number: mu,355
Translated headword: boasting, bragging
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning those who are] being arrogant. "You who are still boasting about the things you are doing, go perform[1] hot deeds against the enemy a second time!"[2]
Greek Original:
*megalauxou/menoi: katepairo/menoi. e)/ti megalauxou/menoi e)pi\ toi=s prattome/nois qermo/tata a)/gein to\ deu/teron e)pi\ tou\s polemi/ous.
[1] Unless this is a fragment of a sentence, I am taking a)/gein as an infinitive used as a second-person imperative; see Smyth ยง2013 (web address 1).
[2] Quotation unidentifiable, but apparently from a military narrative.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Christopher Blackwell on 24 August 2001@14:55:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 August 2001@10:18:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 12 June 2008@04:35:38.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 February 2013@00:08:18.
Catharine Roth on 10 February 2013@00:09:48.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@08:21:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 19 December 2014@19:38:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 24 July 2020@19:14:14.


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