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Headword: *dapana=n
Adler number: delta,64
Translated headword: to spend
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative.[1] [Meaning][2] not simply to use up, but to live it up and to be prodigal and to spend with wastefulness; thus Demosthenes [uses this word];[3] and other advocates use this word thus.[4] But Thucycides says "to put the city to expense" for "cast [the city] into great expenses."[5]
Greek Original:
*dapana=n: ai)tiatikh=|. ou) to\ a)nali/skein a(plw=s, a)lla\ to\ lamprw=s zh=n kai\ spaqa=n kai\ dapana=n th=| a)swti/a|: ou(/tw *dhmosqe/nhs: kai\ oi( a)/lloi dikanikoi\ ou(/tws xrw=ntai tw=| o)no/mati. *qoukudi/dhs de\ th\n po/lin dapana=n fhsin, a)nti\ tou= ei)s a)nalw/mata mega/la e)mba/llein.
[1] Similarly in syntactical lexica.
[2] From now on the entry follows Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica fr.300.
[3] See e.g. Demosthenes 7.16.
[4] See e.g. Andocides 4.32.
[5] Thucydides 4.3.3 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 July 2002@00:04:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 21 July 2002@05:46:06.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 November 2005@10:39:47.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 June 2012@06:34:08.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2015@08:56:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 10 July 2016@10:53:57.
Matthew Farmer (Tweaked translation to identify Thucydides passage as verbatim quotation) on 7 March 2017@16:25:27.


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