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Headword: *para\ do/can
Adler number: pi,332
Translated headword: contrary to estimation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] contrary to expectation, contrary to hope.
"They had pre-emptively taken the difficult positions, having a hope that they would [be able to] make an attack contrary to expectation".[1]
Greek Original:
*para\ do/can: para\ prosdoki/an, par' e)lpi/da. ta\s dusxwri/as prokateilh/fesan, e)lpi/da e)/xontes w(s para\ do/can e)piqhso/menoi.
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. (Attributed to Polybius by Jonathan Toup; and Gaisford adduced the (very loose) parallel of Polybius 18.23.4.)
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 April 2009@05:54:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 15 April 2009@01:43:13.
David Whitehead (typo) on 16 April 2009@03:18:50.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 August 2011@07:57:29.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2013@06:27:49.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 May 2021@00:18:41.


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