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Headword: *pro/sodos
Adler number: pi,2758
Translated headword: approach
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] introduction, entry, or presence, as Thucydides and others [sc. use the word].[1]
"But Caesar overwhelmed them as a result of his mere approach."[2] That is, [his] presence.
Greek Original:
*pro/sodos: ei)sfora/, ei)/sodos, h)\ parousi/a, w(s *qoukudi/dhs kai\ e(/teroi. o( de\ *kai=sar e)k th=s proso/dou mo/nhs tou/tous kate/plhce. toute/sti parousi/as.
[1] Likewise in other lexica (references at Photius pi1350 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia (2.24 Rabe) on Lucian, Phalaris 1.3, where the accusative plural appears. The present headword, nominative singular, appears in the accusative singular at Thucydides 4.110.2 (web address 1).
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of Cassius Dio 51.23.4. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XC.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 February 2011@01:07:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keywords; tweaks) on 14 February 2011@03:09:52.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 11 October 2011@07:00:53.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@07:17:28.
David Whitehead on 18 October 2013@05:53:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 June 2014@01:03:01.


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