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Headword: Βασκαίνει
Adler number: beta,168
Translated headword: is malevolent, is slanderous
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a dative.[1] Meaning complains and blames and maligns. So Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [sc. uses the word].[2] And later[3] he says "no measure of mine has been malevolent and harsh and unkindly-meant". Meaning censorious and malignant.
Greek Original:
Βασκαίνει: δοτικῇ. ἀντὶ τοῦ αἰτιᾶται καὶ μέμφεται καὶ συκοφαντεῖ. οὕτως Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος. καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἑξῆς, βάσκανον δὲ καὶ πικρὸν καὶ κακόηθες οὐδέν ἐστι πολίτευμα ἐμὸν, φησίν. ἀντὶ τοῦ φιλαίτιον καὶ συκοφαντικόν.
From Harpokration s.v. (apart from the grammatical point).
[1] (cf. beta 169.) Similarly in syntactical lexica.
[2] Demosthenes 18.189 (web address 1).
[3] Earlier, rather: Demosthenes 18.108 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 October 2000@05:20:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@04:48:00.
William Hutton (added links and keywords, set status) on 4 July 2003@04:18:13.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 4 July 2003@04:45:02.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 27 August 2007@09:09:13.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 July 2011@08:35:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 12 June 2012@01:04:43.
David Whitehead on 17 September 2015@10:29:45.


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