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Headword: *xh=na o)mnu/nai
Adler number: chi,284
Translated headword: to swear by a goose
Vetting Status: high
So as not to name the gods in all circumstances Rhadamanthys ordered [people] to swear by a goose and a ram; not, as some [say], Socrates.
Greek Original:
*xh=na o)mnu/nai: u(pe\r tou= mh\ tou\s qeou\s e)pi\ pa=sin o)noma/zein *(rada/manqus e)ke/leuse kata\ xhno\s kai\ kriou= o)mnu/nai: ou)x w(/s tines *swkra/ths.
cf. rho 13, on oaths of this kind. Socrates' use of them is asserted both there and under sigma 829; perhaps the point here is that Socrates was not the first to recommend such oaths.
Keywords: biography; daily life; law; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 October 2003@07:21:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 26 October 2003@11:40:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 27 October 2003@02:57:23.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:56:03.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 1 January 2022@00:33:55.


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