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Headword: *mene/maxoi
Adler number: mu,605
Translated headword: staunch in battle.
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] patient, staying in the battle; [the ones] whom Homer calls menexa/rmai.[1]
Greek Original:
*mene/maxoi: karterikoi/, me/nontes e)n th=| ma/xh|: ou(\s *(/omhros menexa/rmas kalei=.
The headword adjective is in the masculine nominative plural and thus presumably quoted from somewhere; there are extant possibilities in Appian (Iberica 217) and Plutarch (Moralia 809A). (See also the masculine accusative singular in Constantinus Manasses, Compendium chronicum 2146).
[1] On mene/xarmos or menexa/rmhs see mu 608 and ps.-Zonaras s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 31 December 2008@12:02:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 31 December 2008@12:42:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 January 2009@04:19:24.
Catharine Roth (shortened note, removed links (to be relocated to mu 608)) on 1 January 2009@19:08:22.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@05:06:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 February 2015@10:00:31.


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