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Headword: *delea/zontes
Adler number: delta,196
Translated headword: enticing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] disguising. "The Scythopolitans lay low for two days, enticing their trust, but on the third night, having kept watch for the opportunity, they killed the man as he slept."[1]
Greek Original:
*delea/zontes: e)pikru/ptontes. oi( de\ *skuqopoli=tai du/o h(me/ras h)re/mhsan th\n pi/stin au)tw=n delea/zontes, th=| de\ tri/th| nukti\ parathrh/santes koimw/menon a)nei=lon.
The headword participle is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
cf. generally delta 197, delta 198, delta 199.
[1] Josephus, Jewish War 2.468, where the sentence ends somewhat differently: they cut the throats of a number of men, some unguarded and some sleeping. (See web address 1 below.) Scythopolis, a.k.a. Nysa, is in present-day Israel: Barrington Atlas map 69 grid C4.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 December 2003@17:40:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@05:52:56.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 18 June 2012@06:30:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 15 July 2016@15:53:13.
David Whitehead (expanded a note) on 16 July 2016@03:35:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 28 October 2018@01:50:57.


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