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Headword: Ἤρκεσεν
Adler number: eta,530
Translated headword: was sufficient
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] helped.[1]
"He smashed the man's breastplate, which was [sc. nevertheless] sufficient to ward off bitter death from him."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἤρκεσεν: ἐβοήθησεν. ὁ δὲ τὸν θώρακα αὐτοῦ διέρρηξεν, ὃς ἤρκεσέν οἱ ἀμῦναι λυγρὸν ὄλεθρον.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica, and several Homeric scholia (e.g. to Iliad 6.16). The headword is aorist indicative active of ἀρκέω , third person singular. For the verb, see also alpha 3951.
[2] Aelian fr. 269 Domingo-Forasté (271 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 November 2006@01:11:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 November 2006@03:25:30.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 30 August 2011@01:21:48.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2011@05:01:54.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 31 August 2011@03:09:29.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@08:12:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 December 2012@23:22:25.

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