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Headword: *parapodi/zein
Adler number: pi,418
Translated headword: to hamper, to impede
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to get in the way [of]. Polybius [writes]: "[...] the locations being overgrown with brambles likely to catch in their clothing and to hamper the use of their weapons".[1]
Greek Original:
*parapodi/zein: e)mpodw\n gi/nesqai. *polu/bios: batw/deis o)/ntas tou\s to/pous e)mple/kesqai toi=s e)fa/mmasi kai\ parapodi/zein th\n tw=n o(/plwn xrei/an.
The headword infinitive is presumably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the quotation.
[1] Polybius 2.28.8, on the Gauls' invasion of Italy in 225 BCE (web address 1); cf. epsilon 3840.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: botany; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 April 2009@06:17:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2009@01:51:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 April 2009@03:29:43.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@05:30:13.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 26 May 2021@17:29:04.


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