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Headword: *qa=sson
Adler number: theta,66
Translated headword: sooner
Vetting Status: high
"For [sooner] might someone count all the [sc. grains of] sand than the number of people this man killed. Calculating the territory, made devoid of its inhabitants, I say that ten thousand ten thousands of ten thousands perished".
Greek Original:
*qa=sson ga\r a)/n tis th\n pa=san ya/mmon e)cariqmh/seien, h)\ o(/sous ou(=tos a)nh/|rhke. th\n de\ xw/ran diariqmou/menos, e)/rhmon ou)=san tw=n e)noikou/ntwn, muria/das muria/dwn muri/as fhmi\ a)polwle/nai.
An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 18.4 (on Justinian: iota 446). The headword is the neuter accusative singular comparative of taxu/s, used adverbially: cf. tau 199. This entry is out of alphabetical order.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; mathematics; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 January 2008@06:10:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 January 2008@14:47:30.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 22 January 2008@02:59:00.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2012@08:16:22.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 2 April 2014@16:07:28.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 7 October 2018@02:42:22.


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