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Headword: Χαράκωμα
Adler number: chi,93
Translated headword: stockade
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [construction] which some used to build round a camp, for safety. So Demosthenes [sc. uses the word].[1]
And Menander [says] "for many left the palisade and were sacking the villages".[2]
Greek Original:
Χαράκωμα: ὃ περιεβάλλοντό τινες στρατοπέδῳ ἐπὶ σωτηρίᾳ. ὡς Δημοσθένης. καὶ Μένανδρος: πολλοὶ γὰρ ἐκλελοιπότες τὸν χάρακα τὰς κώμας ἐπόρθουν.
Notes:
From Harpokration s.v. χάρακα : sic, i.e. the accusative case of charax (chi 92, chi 96, chi 97, chi 98); for the Suda's χαράκωμα , see already at chi 92.
[1] Demosthenes 6.23, cf. 18.87.
[2] Claimed by R.C. Blockley as a stray fragment (no.43 in his numbering) of the late historian Menander Protector. In fact, from his namesake the comic poet: Menander, Aspis 30-1.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@06:54:33.
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