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Headword: *(opo/shn plei/sthn
Adler number: omicron,472
Translated headword: of the greatest size
Vetting Status: high
"[...] to send out an army of the greatest size that would be possible on the basis of the present [resources]."
Greek Original:
*(opo/shn plei/sthn: stratia\n e)kpe/mpein o(po/shn plei/sthn e)k tw=n u(parxo/ntwn a)\n oi(=o/s te h)=|.
Quotation (from which the headword phrase is extracted) unidentifiable.
For the idiom, compare e.g. Xenophon, Cyropaedia 4.5.29: h)/gagon summa/xous ... o(po/sous e)gw\ plei/stous e)duna/mhn.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 October 2009@08:18:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 October 2009@10:10:18.
David Whitehead (added a parallel) on 28 October 2009@10:24:24.
David Whitehead on 5 July 2013@07:32:16.


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