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Headword: Ἀρχήν
Adler number: alpha,4094
Translated headword: initially, to begin with
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] at first, right away.[1]
"For they did not think Narses would even undertake the office."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀρχήν: τὰ πρῶτα, παρευθύ. Ναρσῆν μὲν γὰρ οὐδὲ τὴν ἀρχὴν ὑποστήσεσθαι ᾤοντο.
Notes:
[1] For this adverbial use of the accusative of ἀρχή , see LSJ s.v., I.c.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.7. (As is evident, the passage illustrates a quite different meaning of ἀρχήν .) For Narses see generally nu 42.
Keywords: biography; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2001@18:55:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 14 June 2001@06:05:57.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 25 August 2002@11:06:28.
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaking) on 23 April 2012@07:29:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@00:10:09.

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