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Headword: *(upo/guon
Adler number: upsilon,469
Translated headword: at hand
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] nearer/rather near, recent, which just happened, that which is slightly before and after.[1]
That which is yesterday's. "He exposed [something] at hand, the fact that [Kleonymos] had been a deserter, using the opportunity to shame the culprit. For it is lapses at hand that do the greater harm."[2]
And elsewhere: "the road was slippery as the result of blood shed at hand and in great quantity; so, albeit unwillingly, they stopped [pursuing] those who were fleeing."[3]
Greek Original:
*(upo/guon: e)ggu/teron, pro/sfaton, newsti\ gino/menon, to\ pro\ o)li/gou kai\ met' o)li/gon. to\ e)xqe/s. proe/qhken u(po/guon, r(iya/spidos genome/nou, tw=| kairw=| xrw/menos ei)s ai)sxu/nhn tou= dedrako/tos. mei/zona ga\r ta\ u(po/gua ptai/smata th\n sumfora\n e)/xei. kai\ au)=qis: o)lisqhro\s d' h)=n o( dro/mos e)c ai(/matos pephgo/tos u(pogu/ou te kai\ pollou=: w(s tw=n feugo/ntwn a)pelei/ponto kai\ a)/kontes.
[1] Neuter singular of this adjective, with the same glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] From kappa 1736, q.v. Based on the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 353-4 (web address 1). See on this C. Theodoridis in his Photius edition, vol.II pp.C-CI.
[3] Appian, Libyca 593 = 18.125 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 8 June 2008@11:52:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 June 2008@03:26:20.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 12 October 2011@07:54:19.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2013@08:11:50.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 30 May 2016@05:00:47.


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