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Headword: Athurein
Adler number: alpha,768
Translated headword: to sport
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to play. Plato in Laws [writes]: "again our maid and mistress,[1] charmed by the pastime of the dance, did not take the view that one should sport with empty hands."[2]
[sc. Note also] a)qu/rw, the present tense.
Greek Original:
Athurein: to paizein. Platôn Nomois: hê d' au par' hêmin Korê kai Despoina euphrantheisa têi tês choreias paidiai, kenais chersin ouk ôiêthê dein athurai. Athurô, ho enestôs.
The main part of this entry is also in Photius (Lexicon alpha493) and elsewhere.
cf. generally alpha 767 and alpha 769.
[1] i.e. Athena.
[2] Plato, Laws 7.796B (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@00:15:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 November 2000@05:34:00.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 10 May 2002@06:27:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 January 2012@06:34:28.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 25 January 2012@01:27:25.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@07:17:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 May 2015@23:24:33.


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