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Headword: Hientai
Adler number: iota,151
Translated headword: they are speeding themselves
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they are setting forth.[1]
"Those who had tasted victory were speeding themselves to be completely overpowered"; [meaning] they desired [it].[2]
Greek Original:
Hientai: hormôsin. hoi de geusamenoi tês nikês teleon hiento kratêthênai: ephiento.
Notes:
[1] Present middle of i(/hmi, third person plural. Same glossing in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota40 Theodoridis); evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps, as Latte on Hesychius iota268 asserts, Homer, Odyssey 22.304); cf. in any case under alpha 898, iota 153, iota 206.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable (but NB: also in ps.-Zonaras, where it ends, surely more plausibly, with the aorist active infinitive krath=sai -- 'to overpower completely').
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 March 2006@01:23:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 March 2006@05:09:26.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; cosmetics) on 27 March 2006@02:03:29.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 17 May 2006@15:12:14.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 9 January 2013@05:45:07.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 January 2013@23:48:06.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2016@04:39:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 30 June 2016@14:44:33.

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