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Headword: Καταπῆγας
Adler number: kappa,707
Translated headword: under-pegs
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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