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Headword: Καταπῆγας
Adler number: kappa,707
Translated headword: under-pegs
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the timbers pegged in the waters. "Since the foundations were not able to take under-pegs, by which the motions on the current had to be constrained, [sc. another approach was taken]".[1]
Greek Original:
Καταπῆγας: τὰ πηγνύμενα ξύλα ἐν τοῖς ὕδασιν. ἐπεὶ τὰ ὑποκείμενα οὐχ οἷά τε ἦν καταπῆγας δέχεσθαι, ὑφ' ὧν ἔδει συνέχεσθαι τὰ ἐπὶ τοῦ ῥεύματος καθιέμενα.
The headword, an accusative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given. (LSJ s.v. κατάπηξ cites senses related to the one illustrated here.)
[1] Quotation unidentifiable (but apparently taken from a military narrative involving an attempt to bridge a river or suchlike).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 July 2008@05:11:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 July 2008@16:33:56.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked notes) on 22 July 2008@03:05:34.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@08:30:25.


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