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Headword: Chrôsan
Adler number: chi,547
Translated headword: proclaiming
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] her giving an oracular response.[1] Thucydides [writes]: "proclaiming to [the] Lacedaemonians."[2]
Greek Original:
Chrôsan: tên chrêsmôidousan. Thoukudidês: chrôsan Lakedaimoniois.
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation, is the present active participle of xra/w, feminine accusative singular. Compare generally chi 541.
[2] Adler hesitantly gives the reference as Thucydides 5.16.2, on the allegation that King Pleistoanax of Sparta (pi 1741) had bribed the Delphic priestess to give certain responses. This must be right, even though what occurs there is not the headword participle but the infinitive xrh=sai (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 June 2007@01:02:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2 and keywords; added note number and other cosmetics) on 3 June 2007@05:00:40.
David Whitehead (typo) on 20 April 2010@06:24:44.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@03:24:07.


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