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Headword: Κλιμάζει
Adler number: kappa,1802
Translated headword: bends
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Dinarchus [writes]: "so whenever [speaking for the defence] he would bend and divert the laws.."[1] Meaning twists and turns [them]. But perhaps one should write "he squeezes", meaning he oppresses and violates.[2]
Greek Original:
Κλιμάζει: Δείναρχος: ὅταν οὖν κλιμάζῃ καὶ παράγῃ τοὺς νόμους. ἀντὶ τοῦ παρακλίνει καὶ τρέπει. μήποτε δεῖ γράφειν βλιμάζει: ἀντὶ τοῦ θλίβει καὶ βιάζεται.
Notes:
[1] Dinarchus fr. IX.3 Conomis; cf. kappa 1804. The participle "speaking for the defence" is included in Harpokration s.v., from which the present entry derives. Harpok. also manages, unlike the Suda, to cast the headword in the subjunctive (as is clearly correct), not the indicative.
[2] The point being made is that the purported verb κλιμάζειν should perhaps be βλιμάζειν : cf. beta 341.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 December 2000@09:37:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 17 October 2003@18:59:19.
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