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Headword: Aphaptein
Adler number: alpha,4555
Translated headword: to fasten
Vetting Status: high
Appian [writes]: "he appointed two champions who had thick wooden [spears] two cubits long overlaid with iron, which they intended to fasten into the elephants, like catapults, at close range";[1] that is, to stick onto [them].[2]
Greek Original:
Aphaptein: Appianos: histê de promachous xula pachea echontas dipêchea sesidêrômena, ha emellon hôs katapeltas ek cheiros es tous elephantas aphaptein, toutesti proskollan.
The headword infinitive purports to be extracted from the quotation given, but see next note.
[1] An approximation of Appian, Punica 41 (= Libyca 173); when the passage reappears, under kappa 699, the infinitive is proskolla=n (the gloss here); and the Teubner edition of Appian prints a)fh/sein.
[2] For this gloss cf. generally alpha 4567.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 August 2001@17:59:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 7 August 2001@04:03:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 May 2008@08:13:34.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 6 May 2012@07:00:32.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:58:16.


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