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Headword: *)eceriqeu/ontai
Adler number: epsilon,1647
Translated headword: they canvass
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they entice to evil. Polybius [writes]: "those eager for the generalship canvass the young men and make them well-disposed supporters for the future".[1]
Greek Original:
*)eceriqeu/ontai: pro\s kaki/an e)kkalou=si. *polu/bios: oi( th=s strathgi/as o)rego/menoi e)ceriqeu/ontai tou\s ne/ous kai\ paraskeua/zousin eu)/nous sunagwnista\s ei)s to\ me/llon.
The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is third person plural, present indicative, of the compound verb e)ceriqeu/omai.
The translation 'canvass' is borrowed from the Loeb edition, but in fact this verb implies something more underhand; cf. its uncompound version at epsilon 2984 and under delta 173.
[1] Polybius 10.22.9; see in full (and in broader context) at phi 409.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 June 2007@06:37:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 June 2007@10:53:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 19 June 2007@03:13:15.
David Whitehead on 14 September 2012@05:23:25.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 February 2013@00:13:45.


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