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Headword: *)ekneuri/sas
Adler number: epsilon,512
Translated headword: having enfeebled
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [he] having rendered [them] helpless/useless.[1]
"He responded after cutting them all down, in order that he might enfeeble much of Rome's strength".[2]
And elsewhere: "[there was a man] (if we could grant him to be a man) enfeebled in spirit by the works of Epicurus, and become effeminate".[3]
Greek Original:
*)ekneuri/sas: a)nti\ tou= a)duna/tous katasth/sas. o( de\ a)pekri/nato katako/yas pa/ntas, i(/na pollh\n du/namin th=s *(rw/mhs e)kneuri/sh|. kai\ au)=qis: ei) doi/hmen au)to\n a)/ndra ei)=nai, dia\ tw=n *)epikou/rou lo/gwn th\n yuxh\n e)kneurisqei\s kai\ qh=lus geno/menos.
For the verb e)kneuri/zw (with figurative as well as literal applications) see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] Aorist participle (masculine nominative singular) of the verb, evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Quotation (also in ps.-Zonaras) unidentifiable.
[3] Aelian fr. 10c Domingo-Forasté (10 Hercher); more fully at epsilon 3604 and chi 349.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 April 2007@08:59:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 April 2007@10:57:49.
David Whitehead (supplemented tr) on 25 April 2007@02:57:30.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 March 2011@09:03:12.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 3) on 25 March 2011@23:34:01.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2012@03:33:08.
David Whitehead on 9 December 2015@04:45:16.


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