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Headword: Anchisteus
Adler number: alpha,407
Translated headword: next-of-kin
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] a)gxistei/a ["closeness"], [meaning] kinship.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)gxistei=s ["those who are close"], those from the siblings and cousins and uncles on the paternal and maternal sides nearest to the deceased.[2] Those beyond these [are] only "relatives" [sungeneis]. Those who by marriage are mixed in households are called "intimates" [oikeioi].
Greek Original:
Anchisteus. kai Anchisteia, sungeneia. kai Anchisteis, hoi apo adelphôn kai anepsiôn kai theiôn kata patera kai mêtera engutatô tou teleutêsantos. hoi de exô toutôn, sungeneis monon. hoi de kat' epigamian michthentes tois oikois oikeioi legontai.
The unglossed primary headword is the concrete noun a)gxisteu/s, literally one who is close. The entry goes on, first, to the cognate abstract noun (with a single-word gloss) and to the plural of the headword, which at last elicits a full definition: see further below.
See also alpha 408, alpha 409.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; references at Photius alpha296 Theodoridis (which continues with the rest of this material).
[2] "The statutorily defined group of kin who had both rights and duties in default of direct heirs": S.C. Todd, The Shape of Athenian Law (Oxford 1993) 217.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; law; women
Translated by: David Mirhady on 11 May 1999@12:12:00.
Vetted by:
David Mirhady on 12 May 1999@10:33:48.
David Whitehead (modified headword; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 July 2001@07:36:22.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 January 2012@07:52:10.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 19 August 2013@05:07:10.


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