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Headword: Ὁλοιτρόχους
Adler number: omicron,212
Translated headword: boulders, rolling stones
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] round, wheel-like stones.[1] Xenophon [writes]: "the barbarians began to roll wagon-sized boulders, [...] which hitting [sc. against the rocks] were scattered [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὁλοιτρόχους: στρογγύλους, τροχοειδεῖς λίθους. Ξενοφῶν: ἐκυλίνδουν οἱ βάρβαροι ὁλοιτρόχους ἁμαξιαίους, οἳ φερόμενοι διεσφενδονῶντο.
[1] The headword is accusative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given. For the noun see already omicron 209, omicron 211.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.2.3 (web address 1), here compressed.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 February 2010@19:00:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 2 February 2010@03:17:05.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 25 June 2013@03:23:27.


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