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Headword: Dekateuein
Adler number: delta,182
Translated headword: to tithe
Vetting Status: high
Meaning to exact a tithe and to plunder. Property taken from enemies used to be tithed to the gods; hence, technically speaking, tithing is consecration, but as a metaphor a "tithe" [can be] anything taken and demanded.
Greek Original:
Dekateuein: anti tou dekatên eisprattesthai kai laphuragôgein. ta d' ek tôn polemiôn lêphthenta edekateuonto theois, dio kuriôs dekateusai to kathierôsai, kata metaphoran de kai to dekatên hopôsoun labein kai apaitêsai.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry prompted by Demosthenes 22.77 (and also citing other oratory, and Didymus).
See also delta 181.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 October 2000@04:05:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@12:34:58.
William Hutton (set status) on 17 July 2003@04:36:43.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:08:53.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 4 July 2011@08:51:32.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2015@10:27:44.


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