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Headword: Protropadên
Adler number: pi,2897
Translated headword: head-first, headlong, turned forwards
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] eagerly, not turning back; or [sc. moving] forwards.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "giving their backs to the enemy they were fleeing headlong, having forgotten all their valor."[2]
Greek Original:
Protropadên: prothumôs, ametastrepti: ê eis toumprosthen. Agathias: paradontes de ta nôta tois polemiois epheugon protropadên, alkês hapasês epilelêsmenoi.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and various scholia); references at Photius pi1409 Theodoridis. The headword, an epic/poetic adverb (see LSJ s.v.), is taken to be quoted from Homer, Iliad 16.304; see the scholia thereto.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.14 (p. 28 line 14 Keydell).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2013@01:48:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 October 2013@03:21:23.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:16:35.

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