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Headword: *trimmou/s
Adler number: tau,991
Translated headword: pathways, beaten tracks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] well-trodden roads. Aelian [writes]: "and looking up they see pathways of the ascent and approaches, by which the Roman went up, and they realised that it was not impassible but climbable."[1]
Greek Original:
*trimmou/s: ta\s tetrimme/nas o(dou=s. *ai)liano/s: kai\ a)nable/pontes o(rw=si trimmou\s th=s a)no/dou kai\ prosba/seis, di' w(=n a)nh=lqen o( *(rwmai=os, kai\ sune/balon mh\ a)/poron ei)=nai, a)ll' e)pibato/n.
The headword is accusative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given (though see also Xenophon, Cynegeticus 4.9).
[1] Aelian fr. 114 Hercher, from an account of the famous story of the Capitol in Rome being menaced by the Gauls in 390 BCE (but saved by geese); cf. generally Livy 5.47.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 May 2011@06:26:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 May 2011@01:05:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 20 May 2011@03:53:10.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@07:34:16.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@06:35:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 7 October 2022@00:49:46.


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