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Headword: Ἀθύρειν
Adler number: alpha,768
Translated headword: to sport
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to play. Plato in Laws [writes]: "again our maid and mistress,[1] charmed by the pastime of the dance, did not take the view that one should sport with empty hands."[2]
[sc. Note also] ἀθύρω , the present tense.
Greek Original:
Ἀθύρειν: τὸ παίζειν. Πλάτων Νόμοις: ἡ δ' αὖ παρ' ἡμῖν Κόρη καὶ Δέσποινα εὐφρανθεῖσα τῇ τῆς χορείας παιδιᾷ, κεναῖς χερσὶν οὐκ ᾠήθη δεῖν ἀθῦραι. Ἀθύρω, ὁ ἐνεστώς.
The main part of this entry is also in Photius (Lexicon alpha493) and elsewhere.
cf. generally alpha 767 and alpha 769.
[1] i.e. Athena.
[2] Plato, Laws 7.796B (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@00:15:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 November 2000@05:34:00.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 10 May 2002@06:27:19.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 January 2012@06:34:28.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 25 January 2012@01:27:25.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@07:17:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 May 2015@23:24:33.


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