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Headword: Ἐνσείει τὴν ἵππον αὐτοῖς
Adler number: epsilon,1431
Translated headword: hurls the cavalry at them
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [he/she/it] sets [it] on [them].[1] "Urging the cavalry on [he] hurls [it] at them in a mass."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐνσείει τὴν ἵππον αὐτοῖς: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐπιτίθησιν. ἐπάρας ἐνσείει τὴν ἵππον αὐτοῖς ἀθρόαν.
[1] For the verb ἐνσείω , see also epsilon 1432.
[2] The quotation (cf. rho 218) is unidentifiable, though there are parallels in Dionysius of Halicarnasssus, Roman Antiquities (e.g. 9.16.6). For feminine ἵππος as a collective noun for cavalry see generally LSJ s.v., II.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 May 2007@01:28:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; note number and other cosmetics) on 17 May 2007@03:19:33.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; cosmetics) on 29 August 2012@05:53:03.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 13 January 2016@03:52:48.


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