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Headword: *)epieikesta/th
Adler number: epsilon,2313
Translated headword: most decent, very decent, most suitable, very suitable
Vetting Status: high
In Herodotus [meaning] moderate, prudent, in good condition.
Greek Original:
*)epieikesta/th: para\ *(hrodo/tw| metri/a, eu)gnw/mwn, kalw=s e)/xousa.
Superlative of the adjective e)pieikh/s (epsilon 2312, epsilon 2314, cf. epsilon 2315), feminine nominative singular.
From a gloss on Herodotus 2.22.1, where it refers to a plausible (allegedly erroneous, but in fact true) opinion about the source of the Nile: see web address 1.
cf. also the scholia to Plato, Charmides 153C (where the adverb e)pieikw=s occurs).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 October 2007@00:41:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 October 2007@03:24:10.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2012@07:04:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 October 2012@23:19:23.


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