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Headword: Κυρτὴ
Adler number: kappa,2781
Translated headword: convex
Vetting Status: high
and[1] hollow formation, and curved both to the back and to the front, that which has a front that is hollow or convex or curved; and this [last], as has been said, either to the back or to the front.[2] Thus its types number six, from that formed of the three either to the back or to the front.
Greek Original:
Κυρτὴ καὶ κοίλη παράταξις, καὶ ἐπικάμπιος εἰς τοὐπίσω τε καὶ πρόσω, ἡ τὸ στόμα κοῖλον ἔχουσα ἢ κυρτὸν ἢ ἐπικαμπές: καὶ τοῦτο, ὡς εἴρηται, ἢ εἰς τοὐπίσω ἢ εἰς τὸ πρόσω. ὥστε τὰ εἴδη αὐτοῦ γίνεται ἕξ, ἐκ τῆς τῶν τριῶν ἢ εἰς τοὐπίσω σχηματιζομένης ἢ εἰς τὸ πρόσω.
Also repeated in the tactical lexicon at the end of the Suda
[1] Meaning, in fact 'or'; see what follows (and LSJ s.v.)
[2] cf. Asclepiodotus 11.1.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 6 March 2008@02:22:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2008@05:40:36.
William Hutton (cosmeticules) on 6 March 2008@06:51:32.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 March 2013@09:26:28.


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