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Headword: *pomph/n
Adler number: pi,2026
Translated headword: escort, procession, provision
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sending, dispatching.[1] Thucydides in [book] 4 [writes]: "both in provision of timbers suitable for ship-building [and in furnishing of revenues]."[2]
And Aelian [writes]: "and the serpent which came out of the divine procession."[3]
"And along with the maiden, [he] prepared a splendid procession, a brilliant carriage and impressive dress and large attendance."[4]
Greek Original:
*pomph/n: th\n pe/myin, a)postolh/n. *qoukudi/dhs d#: cu/lwn te nauphghsi/mwn pomph=|. kai\ *ai)liano/s: kai\ to\n dra/konta to\n e)k th=s qei/as pomph=s h(/konta. kai\ a(/ma th=| ko/rh| pareskeu/ase pomph\n e)pifanh=, a(rma/maca/n te lampra\n kai\ e)sqh=ta sobara\n kai\ qerapei/an suxnh/n.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is accusative singular of this feminine noun. One might think it quoted from somewhere other than the quotation immediately following, where it is in the dative singular, but note that Photius' quotation of this phrase from Thucydides has it in the accusative.
[2] Thucydides 4.108.1 (web address 1), on the Athenians' reasons for distress at the loss of Amphipolis.
[3] Aelian fr. 85a Domingo-Forasté (part of 82 Hercher).
[4] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 84 Habrich; cf. sigma 1699.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 April 2012@01:11:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 April 2012@03:22:36.
David Whitehead on 9 October 2013@07:45:08.


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