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Headword: Εἴλη
Adler number: epsiloniota,110
Translated headword: band, company, troop
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Applied to a military unit. Also a gathering of the multitude. Xenophon [sc. uses the word].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] εἴλη [with the meaning] hole/opening/orifice. Out of which [comes] also εἰλεός ["den, lair"], [meaning] a hiding-place.
Greek Original:
Εἴλη: ἐπὶ τοῦ τάγματος. καὶ τοῦ πλήθους συστροφή. Ξενοφῶν. καὶ Εἴλη ἡ ὀπή. ἐξ οὗ καὶ εἰλεός, ἡ κατάδυσις.
Notes:
[1] True (see e.g. Anabasis 1.2.16), but in the more common form ἴλη rather than this εἴλη . Cf. iota 311.
[2] cf. iota 305.
Keywords: definition; historiography; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 12 September 2003@14:19:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; supplied notes; augmented keywords) on 15 September 2003@04:13:29.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 10 April 2006@17:12:46.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2012@04:44:22.

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