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Headword: Καταξαινόμενοι
Adler number: kappa,683
Translated headword: being carded
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning they] being scourged.[1] "The men being carded with blows by their leaders and being killed outside by their enemies chose the quickest death [at the hands] of the barbarians in preference to the [death which was] unlawful and very brutal and very lingering and having a painful [extent of] time."[2]
Greek Original:
Καταξαινόμενοι: μαστιζόμενοι. πληγαῖς καταξαινόμενοι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀρχόντων οἱ ἄνθρωποι καὶ ἔξωθεν ὑπὸ τῶν πολεμίων ἀναιρούμενοι τὴν ἑτοιμοτάτην τῶν βαρβάρων ᾑροῦντο τελευτὴν πρὸ τῆς ἐκθέσμου τε καὶ ἀσελγεστάτης παρατεινούσης τε καὶ τὸν ὀδυνηρὸν ἐχούσης χρόνον.
Notes:
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present middle/passive participle of καταξαίνω , masculine nominative plural. For the verb see also kappa 681, kappa 682, kappa 684.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively attributed it to Eunapius.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 July 2008@01:22:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 July 2008@03:21:39.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@06:46:35.

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