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Headword: *)akoniti/
Adler number: alpha,923
Translated headword: dustless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] away from dust.[1]
Without struggle and fight; or comfortably, from a metaphor of athletes who win so comfortably that they do not even get dusty.[2]
Greek Original:
*)akoniti/: xwri\s ko/news. a)/neu a)gw=nos kai\ ma/xhs: h)\ eu)marw=s, a)po\ metafora=s tw=n a)qlhtw=n tw=n ou(/tws eu)marw=s periginome/nwn w(/ste mhde\ koni/sasqai.
As LSJ s.v. shows, already in the C5 BCE we find attested the metaphorical usage (Thucydides 4.73.2) alongside the literal one (Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum 36B.20, of an Olympic boxing victory).
See further alpha 924, and under lambda 688.
[1] Similar glossing in Hesychius s.v., where Latte cites Demosthenes 18.200 (a)konitei/ in modern editions).
[2] Same or similar glossing in Photius and elsewhere.
Keywords: athletics; definition; historiography; imagery; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 February 2001@03:19:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@09:51:20.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 23 July 2003@08:27:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:41:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 26 January 2012@08:19:56.
David Whitehead on 13 May 2015@10:40:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 May 2015@23:30:02.


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