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Headword: *neusou/menoi
Adler number: nu,272
Translated headword: about to swim, in order to swim
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] about to dive/swim.[1] Xenophon [writes]: "stripping, taking [sc. only] our knives, naked in order to swim, we were trying to cross over."[2]
Greek Original:
*neusou/menoi: kolumbh/sontes. *cenofw=n: e)kdu/ntes, e)/xontes ta\ e)gxeiri/dia gumnoi\ w(s neusou/menoi e)peirw/meqa diabai/nein.
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is future participle of ne/w, masculine nominative plural. For headword plus gloss cf. nu 290, nu 292.
[2] Xenophon Anabasis 4.3.12.
Keywords: athletics; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 23 November 2009@20:34:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added notes and keywords) on 24 November 2009@01:10:47.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 November 2009@03:37:38.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@06:12:56.


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