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Headword: Χειρῶν νόμῳ
Adler number: chi,270
Translated headword: at close quarters
Vetting Status: high
"He receives the letter at close quarters."[1]
Greek Original:
Χειρῶν νόμῳ: ὁ δὲ χειρῶν νόμῳ δέχεται τὴν ἐπιστολήν.
The idiom illustrated here -- literally, "by the custom of hands" -- is well-attested: see see LSJ s.v. νόμος , A.I.1.e (web address 1 below) and again s.v. χείρ , A.II.6.d.
[1] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 March 2008@15:06:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, tr, notes; more keywords) on 30 March 2008@06:10:06.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@04:10:17.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 January 2016@00:35:14.


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