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Headword: *kaqiei/s
Adler number: kappa,101
Translated headword: initiating
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [he] establishing, having begun.[1]
"Initiating an experiment and contriving to perform a test everywhere, he was undertaking the business among the Lydians of the cauldron and the tortoise and the lamb."[2]
Greek Original:
*kaqiei/s: a)nti\ tou= katabalw/n, e)narca/menos. o( de\ pei=ran kaqiei\s kai\ e)pibouleu/wn e)le/gcai pantaxo/qen ta\ tou= le/bhtos kai\ th=s xelw/nhs kai\ tou= a)rnou= e)n *ludoi=s e)palama=to.
The headword participle is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] cf. generally kappa 99. In classical Greek the verb more commonly reflects its literal sense of 'sending down', 'letting down', etc. The figurative meanings here are typical of later Greek.
[2] Aelian fr. 70d Domingo-Forasté (67 Hercher). "The business among the Lydians..." is evidently a reference to Herodotus 1.48 (web address 1), where King Croesus of Lydia (kappa 2497, kappa 2498, kappa 2499, kappa 2500) tests the oracles of the world by boiling the animals in question in a bronze cauldron and instructing his envoys to ask the oracles what he is doing.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 8 March 2008@07:38:56.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added link and keywords, set status) on 8 March 2008@11:17:55.
William Hutton on 8 March 2008@11:18:47.
William Hutton (Typo, tweak of n. 2) on 8 March 2008@23:48:26.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword) on 9 March 2008@05:52:56.
Catharine Roth (typo, updated reference, upgraded link) on 23 March 2012@01:30:34.
David Whitehead on 21 January 2013@10:19:34.


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