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Headword: Λόχος
Adler number: lambda,719
Translated headword: company, troop
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A detachment [formed] from 8 men, but some [sc. say] of 12 men, and others 16; that [which is] both complete and proportionate. Also [sc. attested is the related term] λοχαγός ,[1] [meaning] front-rank-man, leader/commander, the very one who is first and best among the company.
Greek Original:
Λόχος: σύστημα ἐξ ἀνδρῶν η#, οἱ δὲ ἐξ ἀνδρῶν ιβ#, οἱ δὲ ι#2#: ὃ καὶ τέλειον καὶ σύμμετρον. καὶ λοχαγός, πρωτοστατής, ἡγεμών, ὁ αὐτός ἐστι πρῶτος καὶ ἄριστος τοῦ λόχου.
Notes:
On this headword (already) lambda 718) see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] cf. lambda 706.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 22 June 2009@22:38:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 June 2009@04:26:06.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@06:29:22.

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