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Headword: Ἐρύκειν
Adler number: epsilon,3102
Translated headword: to curb, to keep away
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[ἐρύκειν ] and ἀπερύκειν ["to keep off"]: to deter,[1] and to ward off.
Polybius [writes]: "it was most important to keep the war away from Macedonia."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐρύκειν καὶ Ἀπερύκειν: τὸ κωλύειν, καὶ ἀπείργειν. Πολύβιος: τὸ κυριώτατον ἦν τὸ τὸν πόλεμον ἐρύκειν ἀπὸ τῆς Μακεδονίας.
Notes:
The primary headword (which occurs in the quotation given) is present active infinitive of the verb ἐρύκω ; see generally LSJ s.v. The secondary one is the same form of the compound ἀπερύκω .
cf. alpha 3054, alpha 3184.
[1] κωλύειν glosses the first headword infinitive in Hesychius and the second in Etymologicum Magnum 378.22.
[3] Polybius fr. 45 Büttner-Wobst; cf. kappa 2759 (end).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 27 December 2007@11:35:40.
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