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Headword: Οὐκ ἀδύνατοι
Adler number: omicron,842
Translated headword: not powerless
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that the [phrase] "not powerless" is a middle-ground expression, suggesting neither fully powerful nor weak.
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἀδύνατοι: ὅτι τὸ οὐκ ἀδύνατοι μεσότητός ἐστι ῥῆμα, οἷον οὔτε τελείως δυνατοὶ οὔτε ἀσθενεῖς.
From the scholia to Thucydides 1.25.4, where this phrase in the nominative plural is used of the Corcyrean navy (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 December 2003@07:17:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 7 February 2004@01:16:56.
Catharine Roth (fixed link, raised status) on 8 September 2011@07:36:34.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 11 September 2011@04:58:56.


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