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Headword: Aire daktulon
Adler number: alphaiota,281
Translated headword: raise a finger
Vetting Status: high
A saying.[1] It is applied to those who give up in the competition. For raising the hand is a sign of having been defeated.[2]
And Polybios [writes]: "he who attacks obtains a most fortunate victory."[3]
Greek Original:
Aire daktulon: paroimia. tithetai epi tôn apagoreuontôn en têi agôniai. epairesthai gar tên cheira sumbolon tou nenikêsthai. kai Polubios: ho de prospesôn airetai nikên eutuchestatên.
[1] This word, Adler reports, is added superscript and/or in the margins of several of the mss.
[2] Likewise in other lexica; and see Apostolius 1.75.
[3] Polybius fr. 2 B├╝ttner-Wobst, illustrating a different meaning of the verb ai)/rw, I raise, take up, obtain.
Keywords: athletics; daily life; definition; historiography; imagery; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 February 2003@23:01:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 February 2003@06:21:43.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 May 2012@05:58:19.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 30 November 2015@03:42:03.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2) on 4 August 2018@23:04:53.


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