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Headword: Ῥοῖζος
Adler number: rho,276
Translated headword: rushing sound, whistling, whizzing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] rush, noise.[1]
Josephus [writes]: "thus with a rush and force they fell on the Romans so as to break their ranks."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the neuter] ῥοίζημα ["rushing sound"], [also meaning] a noise.[3]
Also [sc. attested is] ῥοίζησεν ["he/she/it made a rushing sound"], [meaning] spoke,[4] made a sound.[5]
Greek Original:
Ῥοῖζος: ῥύμη, ἦχος. Ἰώσηπος: οὕτω δὲ ῥοίζῳ καὶ βίᾳ τοῖς Ῥωμαίοις ἐνέπεσον ὡς διαρρῆξαι τὰς τάξεις. καὶ Ῥοίζημα, ὁ ἦχος. καὶ Ῥοίζησεν, ἐφώνησεν, ἤχησεν.
cf. generally rho 274, rho 275; and see also pi 1405 (end).
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius rho150 Theodoridis), and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 16.361, where the accusative case ῥοῖζον occurs.
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 3.233.
[3] cf. ps.-Zonaras.
[4] Aorist of ῥοιζέω , third person singular. Same gloss in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 10.502, where it occurs.
[5] cf. ps.-Zonaras, ps.-Herodian, Hesychius.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 September 2010@00:51:36.
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