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Headword: Ῥεμβώδους
Adler number: rho,97
Translated headword: desultory
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] neglected. "Once the siege had become desultory, Skopas fell into disrepute and was violently slandered".[1]
And elsewhere: "having found them dawdling by the precinct, unarmed, he killed them".[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥεμβώδους: ἠμελημένης. τῆς δὲ πολιορκίας ῥεμβώδους γενομένης, ὁ μὲν Σκόπας ἠδόξει καὶ διεβέβλητο νεανικῶς. καὶ αὖθις: εὑρὼν δὲ αὐτοὺς διαρεμβομένους κατὰ τὸ τέμενος ἀόπλους, τούτους ἀπέκτεινε.
The headword, genitive singular of this adjective, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Polybius 16.39.2 (web address 1); cf. under sigma 654.
[2] This second quotation illustrates a compound verb cognate with the headword adjective. It is attributed by Adler to Aelian (though LSJ s.v. διαρρέμβομαι opt for "anon.").
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 November 2001@06:04:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 5 April 2004@21:11:40.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 5 April 2004@21:15:44.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 6 April 2004@05:21:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 April 2011@06:12:47.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@07:01:07.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2013@10:02:14.


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