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Headword: Agurtês
Adler number: alpha,389
Translated headword: mendicant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a charlatan and a cheat. To collect [money] and make a collection [of it], to go around and wander around boasting about a victory or something else of the sort. The agyrtes is also the name of a throw at dice.[1]
"He censured him for being afraid of oracles and always wanting to turn over his household affairs to mendicants."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] a)gurtika/, [meaning] abundant lies.[3]
Also [sc. attested is] a)gurtw/dh, [meaning] vulgarities.
Greek Original:
Agurtês: ho alazôn kai apateôn. to de ageirein kai to periageirein, to periïenai kai perinostein epi nikêi ê tini heterôi toioutôi semnunein. ho de agurtês kai kubeutikou bolou onoma estin. emempheto autou to peri tas manteias eptoêmenon kai boulomenon aei tois agurtais epitrepein ta oikeia pragmata. kai Agurtika, chudaia pseusmata. kai Agurtôdê, surphetôdê.
See already alpha 388 (and alpha 387).
[1] Same material in other lexica; references at Photius alpha281 Theodoridis.
[2] Damascius [cf. alpha 388] fr. 215 Zintzen.
[3] Same glossing of this neuter plural in other lexica; references at Photius alpha282 Theodoridis.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; religion
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 27 March 1999@18:08:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 17 July 2001@09:42:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 7 February 2011@10:08:57.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 9 January 2012@05:14:12.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@04:49:36.


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