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Headword: Ἐφόρουν
Adler number: epsilon,3954
Translated headword: they were conveying
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they were bringing. Thucydides [writes]: "they were conveying to the place wood and stones and earth and whatever else the piling on of which was likely to complete it".[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐφόρουν: ἐκόμιζον. Θουκυδίδης: ἐφόρουν δὲ τὴν ὕλην εἰς αὐτὸ καὶ λίθους καὶ γῆν καὶ εἴ τι ἄλλο ἀνύτειν μέλλοι ἐπιβαλλόμενον.
Notes:
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given; if so, it is third person plural rather than first person singular.
[1] Thucydides 2.75.2 (web address 1), on the Spartan investment of Plataea in 429 BCE. Thucydides uses the imperfect tense here to make the scene he was describing more vivid.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Tony Natoli on 8 January 2003@00:45:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 8 January 2003@03:12:21.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 8 January 2003@19:29:22.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 November 2012@09:13:44.

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