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Headword: Askêsin
Adler number: alpha,4170
Translated headword: practice, training
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] exercize;[1] also as we [use it], the ancient [writers] and especially Plato say [this to mean] fearing and anticipating the future.[2]
Also they say a)skhta/s ["ones in training"] and a)qlhta/s ["contestants"].[3]
Greek Original:
Askêsin: agônian: kai hôs hêmeis, to dedienai kai prosdokan to mellon legousin hoi palaioi kai Platôn. kai Askêtas kai athlêtas legousin.
[1] Accusative singular of alpha 4169, so evidently quoted from somewhere; there are numerous possibilities.
[2] See generally LSJ s.v., sense 3. 'Plato' here has been understood to mean P. the comic poet: see fr. 297 Kassel-Austin.
[3] cf. Erotian, Hippocratic Vocabulary 152.7, and already alpha 740.
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@20:48:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2002@05:29:11.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@09:31:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 December 2014@09:56:47.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@08:40:14.


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