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Headword: *)apekoru/fou
Adler number: alpha,2996
Translated headword: answered briefly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] said clearly. Herodotus [writes]: "Artaphernes the son of Hystaspes, governor of Sardis [...] briefly answered them thus: 'If the Athenians give King Darius earth and water, he will make an alliance with them. If they do not give it, he will order them to return'".[1]
Greek Original:
*)apekoru/fou: profanw=s e)/legen. *(hro/dotos: *)artafe/rnhs, o( *(usta/speos, *sardi/wn u(/parxos, a)pekoru/fou sfi ta/de: ei) me\n didou=si basilei= *darei/w| *)aqhnai=oi gh=n te kai\ u(/dwr, o( de\ summaxi/hn sfi suneti/qeto: ei) de\ mh\ didou=sin, a)palla/ssesqai au)tou\s e)ke/leuen.
The headword -- third person singular, imperfect, of a)pokorufo/w -- is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Herodotus 5.73.2, abridged (web address 1 below); cf. alpha 4022.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 December 2000@00:34:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 21 December 2000@04:25:38.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 1 November 2011@23:17:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 November 2011@04:30:18.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2015@04:43:31.


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