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Headword: *zugei=n
Adler number: zeta,179
Translated headword: to be in line, to march in line
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be situated in a straight line in a file [stichos] [drawn up] in accordance with depth; for this is also properly called st[o]ichos.[1]
Greek Original:
*zugei=n: to\ e)p' eu)qei/as kei=sqai tw=| kata\ ba/qos sti/xw|: tou=to ga\r kai\ kuri/ws le/getai sti/xos.
An entry taken from the Onomasticon Tacticon (26), but with an error (already noted in Stephanus s.v. zugo/s) -- because the definition there relates to the verb stoixei=n, 'to march in file', a manoeuvre opposite to zugei=n, 'to march in line'.
In Onomasticon tacticon 25 we find the definition that should have been used instead of this one: 'zugei=n means to be placed in a straight line following the front line, and to be in parallel lines'.
Aelian, Tactica 7, writes: 'we say zugei=n to be in the same line, following the front line, with the men who are preceding or those who are at the rear, while we say stoixei=n to be in the same line, following the one which goes in depth, with the rear-guard leaders [ou)ragoi/] and the company-commanders [loxagoi/]'; cf. beta 28.
These same concepts are to be found in a military writer earlier than Aelian: Asclepiodotus 2.5-2.6. On the same matter see also delta 1257.
[1] In order to make sense, this additional clause does need the reading stoichos (from ms F), not a repetition of stichos.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 18 June 2005@04:41:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented and adjusted notes) on 18 June 2005@08:45:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 2 December 2012@06:06:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 February 2015@01:05:13.
David Whitehead (more coding) on 21 April 2016@03:56:53.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 23 June 2018@22:43:37.


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