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Headword: *protropa/dhn
Adler number: pi,2897
Translated headword: head-first, headlong, turned forwards
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] eagerly, not turning back; or [sc. moving] forwards.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "giving their backs to the enemy they were fleeing headlong, having forgotten all their valor."[2]
Greek Original:
*protropa/dhn: proqu/mws, a)metastrepti/: h)\ ei)s tou)/mprosqen. *)agaqi/as: parado/ntes de\ ta\ nw=ta toi=s polemi/ois e)/feugon protropa/dhn, a)lkh=s a(pa/shs e)pilelhsme/noi.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and various scholia); references at Photius pi1409 Theodoridis. The headword, an epic/poetic adverb (see LSJ s.v.), is taken to be quoted from Homer, Iliad 16.304; see the scholia thereto.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.14 (p. 28 line 14 Keydell).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2013@01:48:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 October 2013@03:21:23.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:16:35.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 6 December 2021@17:00:17.


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