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Headword: *)apiqh/s
Adler number: alpha,3205
Translated headword: inflexible, unyielding
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is difficult and hard to climb for those who want to go.[1]
"Alalkomenai is a city; and I hear that it neither lies on an elevated and unyielding hill-top nor has a circuit of walls."[2]
Greek Original:
*)apiqh/s: o( dusxerh\s kai\ dusana/batos toi=s bai/nein e)qe/lousin. *)alalkomenai\ po/lis e)sti/: kai\ a)kou/w au)th\n mh/te e)f' u(yhlou= kei=sqai kai\ a)piqou=s lo/fou mh/te teixw=n peri/bolon e)/xein.
[1] The headword a)piqh/s is a poetic form for a)peiqh/s (cf. generally alpha 3116, alpha 3117); for impersonal senses of it see LSJ s.v. I.2 and II. In the present context its nominative case has perhaps, though not demonstrably, been generated by the genitive in the quotation given.
[1] Aelian fr. 56a Domingo-Foraste (53 Hercher); see continuation at alpha 3550. This surely refers to Alalkomenai in Boeotia (Barington Atlas map 55 grid E4; no.199 in Hansen & Nielsen, Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis), which Strabo 9.2.36 calls a small polis situated in a plain, though Pausanias 9.33.5 classified it as a mere 'village'. There was also, however, an Al(al)komenai on the island of Ithaka (Barrington Atlas map 54 grid C5), and an Alkomena in Pelagonia (map 49 grid D2).
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 June 2000@00:58:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@09:31:52.
Nicholas Fincher (added geographic comment) on 6 July 2003@07:22:05.
Catharine Roth (inserted betacode) on 6 July 2003@11:32:36.
Nicholas Fincher (added lost letters) on 15 July 2003@01:35:01.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 March 2011@04:15:24.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2011@06:56:50.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 14 February 2012@12:58:10.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes) on 18 August 2015@03:10:40.


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