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Headword: *xrhmati/zei
Adler number: chi,481
Translated headword: negotiates, does business [with]
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a dative. [Meaning he/she/it] answers, manages an affair.[1] Thus Appian the historian [uses this word].[2]
"He negotiated with the ambassadors [of Antiochus]."[3]
To conduct business [xrhmati/zein] is to exchange words with one another. Aristophanes [writes]: "and the first order of business is concerning Euripides and what his punishment should be."[4]
Greek Original:
*xrhmati/zei: dotikh=|. a)pokri/netai, pra=gma dioikei=. ou(/tws *)appiano\s o( i(storiko/s. toi=s pre/sbesin e)xrhma/tise. *xrhmati/zein e)sti\ to\ lo/gous dido/nai a)llh/lois. *)aristofa/nhs: kai\ xrhmati/zein prw=ta peri\ *eu)ripi/dou, o(/ ti xrh\ paqei=n.
[1] cf. under chi 479.
[2] The present headword is not extant in Appian (and must therefore be quoted from somewhere else: there are numerous possibilities), but see next note.
[3] Appian, Syriaca 193.
[4] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 377-8 (web address 1); see also chi 486. What precedes this quotation in the entry is from the scholia to line 377.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; history; law; politics; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2008@01:04:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 5 April 2008@23:09:35.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@05:39:43.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@05:21:47.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2016@06:06:37.


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