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Headword: Diakonos
Adler number: delta,590
Translated headword: deacon, messenger
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The alpha [is] long.
"He was a clergyman, with the rank of deacon."[1]
And Philoctetes [in Sophocles says]: "but either they have died,[2] or, as I think likely, the messengers considering me unimportant hastened their voyage home."[3]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] diakonw=. [Used] with a dative.[4]
Greek Original:
Diakonos: makron to a. ho de ên hiereus, diakonos tên timên. kai Philoktêtês: all' ê tethnêkas', ê ta tôn diakonôn, hôs eikos oimai, toumon en smikrôi meros poioumenoi, ton oikad' êpeigon stolon. kai Diakonô. dotikêi.
Notes:
[1] Abbreviated from Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 7.16.5. This refers to Pelagius, later Pope Pelagius I, not the earlier Pelagius who disputed with Augustine; see also delta 1330.
[2] The manuscripts of Sophocles (see next note) have the singular: "he has died."
[3] Sophocles, Philoctetes 497-499.
[4] Likewise in syntactical lexica.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 4 July 2003@14:26:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified keywords; cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@07:12:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 June 2012@07:25:59.
David Whitehead on 28 June 2012@07:27:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 October 2015@03:07:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, expanded note) on 22 October 2015@23:17:07.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 22 October 2015@23:29:25.

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