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Headword: *(upagwga/s
Adler number: upsilon,140
Translated headword: retreats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] drawings-back. "Both advances and retreats", says Thucydides.[1]
And elsewhere: "and [they] being afraid more than moderately to move off into a retreat".[2] Meaning into a drawing-back.
Greek Original:
*(upagwga/s: ta\s a)naxwrh/seis. diw/ceis te kai\ u(pagwga/s, fhsi\ *qoukudi/dhs. kai\ au)=qis: kai\ pe/ra tou= metri/ou deimai/nontas e)s u(pagwgh\n metani/stasqai. a)nti\ tou= u(panaxw/rhsin.
The headword is accusative plural, evidently quoted from somewhere --not (despite the impression given), the Thucydidean phrase proffered, which is nominative plural in the original. Perhaps, rather, the very similar one in Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 8.8.20).
[1] Thucydides 3.97.3 (web address 1); cf. upsilon 141.
[2] Agathias, Histories 2.21 (68.12-13), where the 'being afraid' participle should be nominative, not the Suda's accusative.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 26 July 2009@09:14:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 July 2009@09:30:37.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note, for clarity) on 9 August 2011@09:25:53.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2013@07:45:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@23:47:46.


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