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Headword: *kuameu=sai
Adler number: kappa,2575
Translated headword: to bean
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to cast a vote with a bean, which the [sc. Athenian] councillors used to use.
Greek Original:
*kuameu=sai: kua/mw| yhfoforh=sai, w(=| e)xrw=nto oi( bouleutai/.
Likewise in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and in Photius. However, the only attested voting-methods actually used by the Athenian bouleutai were ballots (i.e. pebbles) and, in a special procedure, leaves (see epsilon 721, epsilon 722); so there is presumably confusion here with the role of beans in their appointment (see delta 837, phi 756).
For beans and jurors see kappa 2577, kappa 2578.
Keywords: botany; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2001@04:21:52.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 5 October 2003@15:52:18.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 6 October 2003@03:16:58.
David Whitehead (typo; another keyword) on 27 March 2011@05:53:52.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@07:28:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 December 2014@00:34:10.


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