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Headword: Ἐγγύη
Adler number: epsilon,163
Translated headword: surety
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a secure and reliable claim. [The term comes] from γῆ ["earth"], [come] γύη [a measure of land][1] and ἐγγύη .[2] For the earth [is] more solid than the other elements.
Greek Original:
Ἐγγύη: ἡ ἀσφαλὴς ἀντιποίησις καὶ σταθηρά. ἀπὸ τοῦ γῆ, γύη, καὶ ἐγγύη. καὶ γὰρ ἡ γῆ τῶν ἄλλων στοιχείων παγιωτέρα.
Same headword at epsilon 164; related words at epsilon 165, epsilon 168, epsilon 169, epsilon 170.
[1] Hesychius (gamma979) also gives the feminine γύη : μέτρον πλέθρου ; more usual is the masculine γύης (see gamma 474 for another sense of it), which however rarely -- in this sense -- occurs in the singular (LSJ s.v.).
[2] Also in the form ἐγγύα .
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; law; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 June 2005@19:31:22.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (set status) on 2 June 2005@20:40:19.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 3 June 2005@02:35:47.
David Whitehead (expanded my x-ref) on 3 June 2005@10:05:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 July 2012@04:09:09.
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