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Headword: Μοσχεύων
Adler number: mu,1274
Translated headword: planting young shoots
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning someone who is] transplanting.[1] Eunapius [writes]: "by thus remaining, these men were cultivating the war."[2] Meaning they were bringing [it] back, rejuvenating [it].
Greek Original:
Μοσχεύων: μεταφυτεύων. Εὐνάπιος: οὗτοι μὲν ὧδε μένοντες ὑπεμόσχευον τὸν πόλεμον. ἀντὶ τοῦ ὑπέστρεφον, ὑπεφύτευον.
Notes:
The headword (evidently quoted from somewhere) is the present active participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb μοσχεύω (I plant a young shoot); cf. mu 760, mu 1273 and LSJ s.v. This verb appears as part of an uncommon compound, in the third person plural imperfect, in the quotation that follows.
[1] Same gloss in the Synagoge, Photius' Lexicon (mu547 Theodoridis), and Lexica Segueriana 303.25; similar one already in Hesychius mu1710.
[2] Eunapius fr.92 FHG (4.53); cf. Blockley, pp.124-5. Bernhardy suggested ἐμόσχευον (they were planting young shoots, i.e. the seeds of war) instead of ὑπεμόσχευον . Kuster proposed ὑπέτρεφον (they were slowly growing).
Reference:
R.C. Blockley, The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus, vol. II, Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 29 April 2008@01:15:38.
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