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Headword: Hoson oupô
Adler number: omicron,702
Translated headword: imminent, imminently
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] quickly, before long; or instead of h)/dh ["already"].[1]
"At the same time, considering the imminent lack of the necessities, he raises the siege."[2]
And elsewhere: "for the house was imminently going to fall."[3]
And elsewhere: "he was expecting that the barbarians would arrive imminently."[4]
Greek Original:
Hoson oupô: tachu, met' oligon: ê anti tou êdê. ho de hama enthumoumenos tên hoson oupô aporian tôn anankaiôn luei tên poliorkian. kai authis: peseisthai gar hoson oupô tên oikian. kai authis: hoson oupô prosedoka paresomenous tous barbarous.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron561 Theodoridis. The headword phrase is probably quoted from Thucydides, who has several instances of the idiom (e.g. 6.34.9, 8.82.8).
[2] Arrian, Parthica fr. 29 Roos; more fully under tau 947.
[3] Quotation (with infinitive, probably in indirect discourse) unidentifiable. (Gaisford attributed it to Aelian.)
[4] Quotation unidentifiable; transmitted (like the previous two quotations) via the excerpts made for Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2010@01:09:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 May 2010@04:47:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 30 July 2013@03:46:12.

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