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Headword: *(upeno/meuen
Adler number: upsilon,202
Translated headword: was undermining
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was building an underground channel, [he] was digging.
"When [sc. solid] earth presented itself, this he was undermining."[1]
Greek Original:
*(upeno/meuen: u(po/nomon ei)rga/zeto, u(pw/rutten. th=s de\ gh=s u(pantw/shs, tau/thn u(peno/meuen.
The headword -- third person singular, imperfect indicative active, of u(ponomeu/w -- is evidently extracted from the quotation given: see next note.
cf. upsilon 549.
[1] The source (not identified by Adler or her predecessors, but identifiable via the TLG) is Josephus, Jewish Wars 7.27 -- which however has third person plural (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 7 August 2009@11:50:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keyword, set status) on 7 August 2009@19:09:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 August 2009@04:15:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 9 August 2009@08:36:43.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@06:48:00.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2013@05:14:43.


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