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Headword: *)amoi/bh
Adler number: alpha,1661
Translated headword: requital
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] retribution. Reward.[1]
"He bore a marvelous reward for his very godlike manner. For the [gifts] of fortune flowed to him from astern,[2] and for all the things to which he applied himself he failed in none of them."[3]
Greek Original:
*)amoi/bh: a)nte/ktisis. a)ntapo/dosis. a)moibh\n tou= qeoeidesta/tou tro/pou qaumasth\n e)fe/reto. e)/rrei ga/r oi( kata\ pru/mnan ta\ e)k th=s tu/xhs kai\ pa=sin oi(=s e)pe/qeto, tou/twn h(/marten ou)deno/s.
[1] (Same or similar glossing, variously, in other lexica.) See already alpha 1565, and cf. alpha 1659.
[2] A nautical metaphor implying effortlessly and favourably; cf. "with a following wind".
[3] Aelian fr. 350 Domingo-Forasté (354 Hercher); again at epsilon 2947.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 May 2001@11:29:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 May 2001@09:28:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 28 November 2005@10:19:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 22 May 2007@22:14:33.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 26 May 2011@16:06:22.
David Whitehead (augmented note 1) on 16 February 2012@07:34:32.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2015@09:21:37.


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