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Headword: Ἄμαχος
Adler number: alpha,1515
Translated headword: unbattled
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning he who is not in a battle. Xenophon [sc. uses the word].[1] Also [sc. attested is] ἀμάχητοι , [meaning] those who have not yet been in a battle.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἄμαχος: ἀντὶ τοῦ μὴ μαχόμενος. Ξενοφῶν. καὶ Ἀμάχητοι, οἱ μήπω μεμαχημένοι.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha1150 Theodoridis).
For this adjective see already alpha 1514.
[1] Xenophon, Hellenica 4.4.9 [web address 1 below] and Cyropaedia 4.1.16 [web address 2 below].
[2] This nominative plural must be quoted from somewhere -- probably, again, Xenophon (Cyropaedia 6.4.14).
There is in fact no practical difference of sense between the two words.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 March 2001@08:31:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 22 March 2001@08:54:24.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@05:13:28.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 August 2009@07:53:16.
Catharine Roth (updated links) on 19 October 2011@00:34:57.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 19 October 2011@03:38:18.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 12 February 2012@08:41:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 11 March 2012@00:47:58.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 August 2013@09:07:35.
David Whitehead on 16 June 2015@03:03:31.

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