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Headword: *(/httwn
Adler number: eta,630
Translated headword: less (than)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] inferior, subject [to].[1]
"Epicurus was so much less than [ = a slave to] pleasure that at his end he wrote in his will that a sacrifice should be made for his father and his mother once a year, but for himself twice [a year], honoring the excess of prodigality."[2]
Greek Original:
*(/httwn: e)la/ttwn, u(poxei/rios. ou(/tw de\ h)=n *)epi/kouros h(donh=s h(/ttwn, w(s dia\ tw=n e)sxa/twn e)n tai=s diaqh/kais au(tou= e)/graye, tw=| me\n patri\ kai\ th=| mhtri\ e)nagi/zein a(/pac tou= e)/tous, e(autw=| de\ dissw=s, th=s a)swti/as to\ ple/on protimw=n.
cf. eta 598, eta 626.
[1] The headword h(/ttwn is an Attic comparative form; in the quotation which follows, the Ionic/koine form h(/sswn appears.
[2] Aelian fr. 42a Domingo-Forasté (39 Hercher), quoted more fully at epsilon 2405.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 November 2006@23:11:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 November 2006@04:30:11.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 29 March 2012@01:17:19.
David Whitehead on 29 March 2012@03:20:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 December 2012@04:20:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 September 2018@01:35:15.


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