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Headword: *kaqestame/nos
Adler number: kappa,54
Translated headword: having been appointed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having had [something] entrusted.
"Having been appointed to the treasury."[1] [Meaning he] having been assigned.
And elsewhere: "and he did not deem [himself] worthy to preserve any of the established things."[2] That is to say, [anything] of what was already accomplished.
Greek Original:
*kaqestame/nos: e)pitetramme/nos. kaqestame/nos e)pi\ th=s ga/zhs. tetagme/nos. kai\ au)=qis: kai\ fula/ssein me\n tw=n kaqestame/nwn ou)de\n h)ci/ou. toute/sti tw=n h)/dh telesqe/ntwn.
The headword is perfect middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb kaqi/sthmi (for which see also kappa 53, kappa 113, kappa 114, kappa 115).
[1] Perhaps [KK] an approximation of Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 11.320 (which reads katasthsa/menos...e)pi\ th\n tw=n *gazai/wn po/lin), but [DW] it is hard to be certain, even without the ambiguity of Gaza/gaza.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 6.21, writing of Justinian.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Konstantinos Kopanias on 14 November 2005@14:14:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (slight modifications to translation, other cosmetics, status) on 14 November 2005@21:36:05.
David Whitehead (modified translation and notes) on 15 November 2005@03:17:48.
David Whitehead on 21 January 2013@05:12:58.


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