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Headword: *pezai/teroi
Adler number: pi,911
Translated headword: foot-companions
Vetting Status: high
"The king/emperor gathered about 40 foot-companions and ordered them to follow him, threatening death if more were to follow."[1]
Greek Original:
*pezai/teroi. o( de\ basileu\s pezaite/rous a)mfi\ tou\s m# a)nalabw\n e(/pesqai/ oi( keleu/ei, qa/naton a)peilh/sas, ei) plei/ous e(/pointo.
The headword, again at pi 912, illustrates an alternative spelling for peze/tairoi attested in late Greek authors (for whom it would have been homophonous).
Adler cites Lexicon Ambrosianum 379 for the lemma.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta of Constantine Porphyrogenitus) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 15 September 2011@15:40:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 September 2011@19:30:51.
William Hutton (typo) on 15 September 2011@23:14:09.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 September 2011@05:00:01.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@04:40:37.
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