Author Topic: Διέλυσε  (Read 2457 times)

Remus

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Διέλυσε
« on: 20 Oct, 2005, 23:51:54 »
Ιve looked all over for a definition of this. I think it's a compound of λυω + δια in the weak aorist active but I can't find an exact meaning. Here is the context:

"χειμὼν μέγιστος διέλυσε τὰς γεφυρας" Simplified Herodotus - 'Xerxes whips the sea'

Please help!
« Last Edit: 21 Oct, 2005, 20:36:24 by spiros »


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Re: διέλυσε
« Reply #1 on: 20 Oct, 2005, 23:54:03 »
destroyed from the verb διαλύω

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Απ: διέλυσε
« Reply #2 on: 20 Oct, 2005, 23:56:13 »
Ιndeed, 'destroyed' as Spiros suggested or 'broke into pieces'.