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Headword: *)/ecallos
Adler number: epsilon,1528
Translated headword: exceptional
Vetting Status: high
and e)ca/llws ['exceptionally']: [sc. the latter is] an adverb. Meaning in a different manner, unexpectedly.
Polybios [writes]: "for simultaneously to sacrifice and to propitiate the divinity, bowing down and beseeching the altars exceptionally, and then again to destroy these things is [a matter] of madness."[1]
Greek Original:
*)/ecallos kai\ *)eca/llws: e)pi/rrhma. a)nti\ tou= kata\ a)/llon tro/pon, parado/cws. *polu/bios: to\ ga\r a(/ma te qu/ein kai\ e)cila/skesqai to\ qei=on, proskunou=nta kai\ liparou=nta tou\s bwmou\s e)ca/llws, kai\ pa/lin tau=ta diafqei/rein mani/as e)sti/n.
[1] An approximation of Polybios 32.15.7-8 (speaking of the actions of Prousias of Bithynia; web address 1; = Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Excerpta de virtutibus 2.199.7). The same passage is paraphrased differently at epsilon 1529 and pi 2914.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; medicine; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 18 August 2007@03:58:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 18 August 2007@12:14:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@05:41:56.
David Whitehead on 9 September 2012@07:54:43.


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