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Headword: *)amei/likton
Adler number: alpha,1569
Translated headword: merciless, unsoftened, unyielding
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] harsh, rigid.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] a)mei/liktos, [meaning] inhuman.[2]
Eunapius [writes]: "So merciless were they both in truth, and the matter proceeded more notoriously."[3]
Greek Original:
*)amei/likton: a)phnh=, a)kamph=. kai\ *)amei/liktos, a)pa/nqrwpos. *eu)na/pios: ou(/tws a)mei/liktoi h)=san a)/mfw kata\ th\n a)lh/qeian, kai\ to\ e)/rgon e)xw/rei perifane/steron.
cf. generally alpha 1570.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 21.98, where the neuter singular headword occurs.
[2] Similarly in Photius, Lexicon alpha1181 Theodoridis.
[3] Eunapius fr. 64 FHG (4.43); Blockley, Eunapius fr. 62.3.
Blockley, R.C. The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus. Vol. II. Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2000@18:07:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 28 February 2001@11:15:30.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 17 July 2002@09:18:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 14 February 2012@06:49:04.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 20 August 2013@09:34:01.
Aaron Baker (Modified translation; added Blockley cite.) on 14 June 2015@19:23:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 June 2015@00:29:28.


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