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Headword: *traxhli/zwn
Adler number: tau,921
Translated headword: throttling
Vetting Status: high
"Kleostratos of Rhodes won a victory in wrestling; [it was he] who carried off [the prize] by throttling [his opponent]."[1]
And Josephus [writes]: "throttled by daily war and dissension, they were suffering most pitiably".[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] throat, [meaning] the part of the body.
Greek Original:
*traxhli/zwn: *kleo/stratos *(ro/dios pa/lhn nika=|: o(\s traxhli/zwn a)pela/mbane. kai\ *)iw/shpos: pole/mw| kai\ dixonoi/a| kaqhme/ran traxhlizome/nous oi)ktro/tata pa/sxein. kai\ *tra/xhlos, to\ me/ros tou= sw/matos.
[1] Eusebius, Chronicon 1 p.42; cf. generally nu 410 (but Kleostratos himself is otherwise unattested).
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 4.375.
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 August 2006@06:10:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 3 August 2006@17:07:42.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 4 August 2006@03:49:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 5 April 2010@08:31:56.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@04:54:31.


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