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Headword: Ἐδεινολόγουν
Adler number: epsilon,217
Translated headword: they were complaining loudly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were inveighing bitterly. "They were complaining loudly about the laziness of the emperor/king."[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ἐδεινοπάθουν ["they were complaining loudly of their sufferings"], meaning they were saying that they had suffered terrible things. "For this reason they were complaining loudly to one another of their sufferings, if they should strip themselves of weapons in the manner of women."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐδεινολόγουν: ἐσχετλίαζον. οἱ δὲ ἐδεινολόγουν ἐπὶ τῇ τοῦ βασιλέως ῥᾳθυμίᾳ. καὶ Ἐδεινοπάθουν, ἀντὶ τοῦ δεινὰ πεπονθέναι ἔλεγον. διὸ πρὸς ἀλλήλους ἐδεινοπάθουν, εἰ γυναικῶν τρόπον γυμνώσουσιν ἑαυτοὺς ὅπλων.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable, but seemingly late. (Classical authors use the verb δεινολογέομαι in the middle voice: see LSJ s.v.)
[2] Diodorus Siculus 33.16.2 (via Excerpta Constantiniana EL 406.7-10), on the outrage of the cities of Numantia and Termessus, c.142 BC, about the peace-terms imposed on them by Rome. Cf. epsilon 3393; eta 194 (gloss); pi 442. For the verb δεινοπαθέω cf. delta 341.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 February 2006@18:15:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 21 February 2006@03:05:58.
Philip Rance (augmented note) on 26 January 2012@01:51:47.
David Whitehead (typo in note) on 26 January 2012@03:39:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 29 July 2012@05:47:11.


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