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Headword: *eu)oiw/niston
Adler number: epsilon,3786
Translated headword: well-omened
Vetting Status: high
[Something] of good report, signifying fine things.[1] "He made a golden statue of Victory and sent it to the [Roman] people, [supposing] that they would accept the victory because of its being, at one and the same time, profitable and well-omened."[2]
Greek Original:
*eu)oiw/niston: eu)/fhmon, kala\ proshmai/nousan. *ni/khs a)/galma xrusou=n poih/sas a)pe/steile tw=| dh/mw|, a(/ma me\n dia\ to\ lusitele/s, a(/ma de\ dia\ to\ eu)oiw/niston ei)=nai prosde/casqai th\n ni/khn.
[1] The implicit feminine noun in all this is a statue of Nike, in the quotation which follows.
[2] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a, on Diodotos Tryphon; see also alpha 316, lambda 865.
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; historiography; history; politics; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2007@05:19:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 August 2007@12:15:12.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 8 August 2007@03:08:57.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2012@03:56:53.


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