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Headword: Klôps
Adler number: kappa,1838
Translated headword: thief
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[klw/y means the same as] kle/pths.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "they are foot-soldiers of the thieves harrassing us".[2]
And in the Epigrams: "strike [the] thieves with [your] bow, and save [your] friends."[3]
Greek Original:
Klôps: kleptês. Xenophôn: eisi gumnêtes tôn ephepomenôn hêmin klôpôn. kai en Epigrammasi: toxôi men klôpas bale, saou de philous.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glossing -- of one word for thief (cf. under omicron 54) with another (kappa 1738) -- in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa809, where Theodoridis follows Latte (on Hesychius kappa3079) in suggesting that klw/y comes from Gregory of Nazianzus, Poems 2.1.55.3.
[2] Misquotation of Xenophon, Anabasis 4.6.17: "for the foot-soldiers captured some of the thieves following (e(pome/nwn) us, by setting an ambush".
[3] Greek Anthology 6.157.2 (Theodoridas), addressed to Artemis (in our accepted text, with the present imperative ba/lle "keep striking"); cf. sigma 95.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; historiography; military affairs; poetry; religion
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 December 2008@06:15:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 December 2008@08:41:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 4 March 2013@04:22:40.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 May 2016@09:34:11.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@09:34:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 18 September 2019@00:20:33.

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