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Headword: *trago/las
Adler number: tau,896
Translated headword: tragula
Vetting Status: high
A weapon, used by Cotta to strike so hard a blow that it pierced the man it hit through both the breastplate and the ribs and impaled him to the earth.
Greek Original:
*trago/las: o(/plon, w(=| xrhsa/menos o( *ko/ttas ou(/tw bi/aion a)fh=ke plhgh/n, w(/ste to\n blhqe/nta dia/ te tou= qw/rakos kai\ dia\ tw=n pleurw=n diapei=rai kai\ th=| gh=| proshlw=sai.
The tragula was a kind of javelin or dart propelled by a strap: for the Latin word see Lewis and Short s.v.
For the possible identity of 'Cotta' see under kappa 2155, where this material reappears.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2002@04:25:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 26 November 2002@21:54:14.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 June 2004@10:37:45.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 15 August 2011@05:45:27.


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