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Headword: Οὐκ ἀδύνατοι
Adler number: omicron,842
Translated headword: not powerless
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Note:
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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