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Headword: *makrw=|
Adler number: mu,84
Translated headword: by a long way
Vetting Status: high
Meaning very much.
Herodotus [writes]: "in my opinion Aristodemos was best by a long way."[1]
And elsewhere: "stood out by a long way".[2]
Greek Original:
*makrw=|: a)nti\ tou= kata\ polu/. *(hro/dotos: a)/ristos e)ge/neto makrw=| *)aristo/dhmos kata\ gnw/mas ta\s e)ma/s. kai\ au)=qis: makrw=| die/sthke.
For the adverbial use of the dative of makro/s, see also mu 83.
[1] Herodotus 9.71.2 (web address 1) on the sole survivor of the Spartan 300 at Thermopylai (7.229-231) who here has sought to expiate his shame with valour at Plataia.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler, but identifiable via the TLG as Artemidorus 1.8 (neuter pl. subject with this singular verb).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 May 2008@07:02:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, cross-reference, keyword; set status) on 6 May 2008@11:43:29.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; more keywords) on 7 May 2008@03:09:26.
David Whitehead (source identification) on 28 March 2011@05:18:51.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 April 2013@23:19:34.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@04:41:02.


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