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Headword: Χειραψίαι
Adler number: chi,241
Translated headword: hand-to-hand combats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] deeds [accomplished] with the hands. "There occurred ceaseless and continuous skirmishes and hand-to-hand combats, by infantry and cavalry alike".[1]
Greek Original:
Χειραψίαι: αἱ διὰ τῶν χειρῶν πράξεις. ἄπαυστοι καὶ συνεχεῖς ἐγίνοντο καταπειρασμοὶ καὶ χειραψίαι καὶ πεζῶν καὶ ἱππέων.
See LSJ s.v. for this and other meanings of the (rare) headword. Its nominative plural, here, is presumably extracted from the quotation given, though the generalised gloss given does not reflect its military setting.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable. (This word for a skirmish, καταπειρασμός , is even rarer than the headword; and there is medical terminology throughout.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 October 2007@10:02:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 October 2007@01:18:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 15 October 2007@03:05:50.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@04:31:34.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2016@03:25:55.


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