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Headword: Εἰσβαλεῖτε
Adler number: epsiloniota,236
Translated headword: you will invade
Vetting Status: high
To invade is for certain men in a field to go in and cut out everything in it. Aristophanes [writes]: "you will not invade."[1] But properly speaking εἰσβαλεῖν is for certain enemies to go into the city.[2]
Greek Original:
Εἰσβαλεῖτε: εἰσβαλεῖν ἐστι τὸ τινὰς ἐν ἀγρῷ εἰσελθόντας ἐκκόψαι πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτῷ. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐκ εἰσβαλεῖτε. κυρίως δὲ εἰσβαλεῖν ἐστι τὸ πολεμίους τινὰς εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν πόλιν.
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 762 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 746 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 July 2005@00:08:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 11 July 2005@01:51:53.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2012@05:04:43.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 27 November 2012@23:50:26.


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