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Headword: Ἱππότης
Adler number: iota,581
Translated headword: horseman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] cavalryman, horseback-rider.[1]
"He saw lying dead the horseman who was best and able to strike in action, lying with his horse."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱππότης: ἱππεύς, ἔφιππος. εἶδε νεκρὸν κείμενον ἱππότην ἄριστον καὶ κατὰ χεῖρα πλῆξαι δυνάμενον, κείμενον αὐτῷ ἵππῳ.
Notes:
[1] Epic/poetic noun; same glossing in other lexica.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but latterly claimed by Favuzzi for Aelian (and with Hannibal as the subject); see under epsilon 3944. (For the phrase "in action", κατὰ χεῖρα , see LSJ s.v. χείρ , II.6.h.)
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; historiography; military affairs; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 May 2006@18:18:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented n.2 and keywords) on 29 May 2006@04:22:28.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; further expansion of n.2) on 29 May 2006@07:45:50.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; and n.2 again) on 9 October 2011@08:02:37.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@08:25:17.

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