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Headword: Ἐπιχάνῃ
Adler number: epsilon,2760
Translated headword: would make faces at
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"He[A] ordered that he[B] be held onto, so that he[A] would not run away beyond the bounds of the camp and then come back alive and make faces at [them]."[1] Meaning would [not] laugh at [them].
Greek Original:
Ἐπιχάνῃ: ἔχεσθαι δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐκέλευσεν, ἵνα μὴ διαδρὰς ἔξω τοῦ στρατοπέδου, εἶτα μέντοι ζῶν ἀπέλθῃ καὶ ἐπιχάνῃ. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐπεγγελάσῃ.
Notes:
The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is aorist subjunctive active, third person singular, of ἐπιχαίνω (literally 'gape at': cf. epsilon 2367). For related verbs with similar connotations, cf. epsilon 172, epsilon 2027.
[1] Aelian fr. 263 Hercher, 261 Domingo-Forasté; context and individuals unindentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 February 2008@09:49:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 February 2008@09:56:22.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 October 2012@08:21:19.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 1 September 2017@21:04:51.

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