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Headword: Ἐζυγοστατεῖτο
Adler number: epsilon,284
Translated headword: was hanging in the balance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] was weighted in the scales on both side.[1] Polybius [writes]: "the war was hanging in the balance for the Romans".[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐζυγοστατεῖτο: ἐφ' ἑκάτερα ῥοπὰς ἐλάμβανε. Πολύβιος: ἐζυγοστατεῖτο τοῖς Ῥωμαίοις ὁ πόλεμος.
Notes:
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] cf. zeta 189.
[2] Polybius 1.20.5 (on the First Punic War), with the final vowel elided.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 April 2006@05:49:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 26 April 2006@10:59:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 27 April 2006@03:13:56.
David Whitehead on 30 July 2012@07:36:59.
David Whitehead on 1 March 2015@10:47:39.

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