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Headword: *)apoknai/ein
Adler number: alpha,3361
Translated headword: to wear out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to annoy, to wear thin. "Why don't you sleep? You're wearing me out with your walking around." Menander in Hated Man [sc. writes this].[1]
"For I do not wear out the man -- I mean Herakles of course -- with the magnitude of the virtue [of Herakleios] by putting him in second place, if we leave them side by side." Theophylactus Simocatta [sc. writes this].[2]
And elsewhere: "mankind in the time of Justinian were oppressed by the tax-collectors and worn out by the ever-accumulating interests on their debts, and they unwillingly lived their lives as if dying painful deaths."[3]
Greek Original:
*)apoknai/ein: e)noxlei=n, parektei/nein. ti/ ou) kaqeu/deis; su/ m' a)poknai/eis peripatw=n. *me/nandros *misoume/nw|. ou) ga\r a)poknai/w tw=| mege/qei th=s a)reth=s to\n a)/ndra, le/gw dh\ to\n *(hrakle/a, e)n deute/rois tiqei/s, ei) kai\ tw=| parallh/lw| leipo/meqa. fhsi\ *simo/katos *qeofu/laktos. kai\ au)=qis: oi( a)/nqrwpoi e)pi\ *)ioustinianou= u(po\ tw=n forolo/gwn a)gxo/menoi kai\ a)poknaio/menoi to/kois o)flhma/twn a)eirru/tois tisi\, dusqanatou=ntes a)kou/sioi diebi/wsan.
For this verb see already alpha 3360.
[1] Menander, Misoumenos fr. 3 Sandbach.
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.18.15. It reappears in context at sigma 100.
[3] Procopius, Secret History 12.13.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2001@14:19:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 August 2001@06:28:17.
David Whitehead (added note) on 21 August 2002@04:21:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 April 2012@04:01:17.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@03:39:59.


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