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Headword: *(rembw/dous
Adler number: rho,97
Translated headword: desultory
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] neglected. "Once the siege had become desultory, Skopas fell into disrepute and was violently slandered".[1]
And elsewhere: "having found them dawdling by the precinct, unarmed, he killed them".[2]
Greek Original:
*(rembw/dous: h)melhme/nhs. th=s de\ poliorki/as r(embw/dous genome/nhs, o( me\n *sko/pas h)do/cei kai\ diebe/blhto neanikw=s. kai\ au)=qis: eu(rw\n de\ au)tou\s diarembome/nous kata\ to\ te/menos a)o/plous, tou/tous a)pe/kteine.
The headword, genitive singular of this adjective, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Polybius 16.39.2 (web address 1); cf. under sigma 654.
[2] This second quotation illustrates a compound verb cognate with the headword adjective. It is attributed by Adler to Aelian (though LSJ s.v. diarre/mbomai opt for "anon.").
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 November 2001@06:04:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 5 April 2004@21:11:40.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 5 April 2004@21:15:44.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 6 April 2004@05:21:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 April 2011@06:12:47.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@07:01:07.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2013@10:02:14.
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