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Headword: *kainotomei=
Adler number: kappa,1177
Translated headword: innovates
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning he/she/it] makes [something] new.[1]
[Note] that "innovation" [is said] in reference to ruling. Aristophanes [writes]: "for this is our substitute for [starting] another empire."[2]
Greek Original:
*kainotomei=: ai)tiatikh=|. kainourgei=. o(/ti to\ kainotomei=n e)pi\ tou= a)/rxein. *)aristofa/nhs: tou=to ga\r h(mi=n a)nt' a)/llhs a)rxh=s e)sti.
[1] Same glossing (minus the grammatical point, which comes from syntactical lexica) in the Synagoge and elsewhere; see the references at Photius, Lexicon kappa68 Theodoridis. The headword (which must be quoted from somewhere) is third person singular, present indicative active, of kainotome/w (cf. under alpha 3398). See also the related noun at kappa 1178.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 586-7 (web address 1); cf. alpha 2607.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; imagery; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 May 2008@16:30:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 May 2008@03:17:26.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 February 2013@06:03:39.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 February 2013@22:10:04.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 April 2016@06:35:10.


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