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Headword: *)ecekeklh/kei
Adler number: epsilon,1604
Translated headword: had called out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was making to rise from dinner.[1] "When night had come [he] had called out the servants of Nannaros."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ecekeklh/kei: e)k tou= dei/pnou a)ni/sth. nukto\s de\ genome/nhs tou\s oi)ke/tas e)cekeklh/kei tou\s *nanna/rou.
[1] Here the headword, a pluperfect verb, is glossed with an imperfect verb. The specification "from dinner" seems to be drawn from the context of the quotation given (from which the headword is evidently taken); the headword itself implies nothing about dinner.
[2] Perhaps from Nicolaus of Damascus (FGrH 90). Valesius, followed by Müller, Jacoby and Adler, would assign this to a lost passage from the Strategemata of Constantine Porphyrogenitus that is referred to in Constantine's Excerpta de virtutibus I.330 at the end of a much longer quotation from Nicolaus (FGrH 90 F4) on the subject of Nan(n)aros. Now claimed by Lenfant (below) as a fragment of Ctesias, however.
Dominique Lenfant, Ctesias de Cnide (Paris 2004)
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; history
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 February 2007@05:20:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented (existing) notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 February 2007@07:38:35.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2, with bibliography) on 8 June 2010@04:35:10.
David Whitehead on 12 September 2012@04:14:17.


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