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Headword: *lusitele/s
Adler number: lambda,865
Translated headword: profitable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] good, advantageous, or suitable;[1] because "[good] defrays what is expended on it, so that the return from the transaction creates s surplus in benefit."[2]
And Diodorus the Sicilian says: "Tryphon [...] prepared a golden Victory and despatched it to Rome; for he supposed that the Romans would accept the Victory because of its being, at one and the same time, profitable and good-omened."[3]
Greek Original:
*lusitele/s: a)gaqo\n, w)fe/limon, h)\ sumfe/ron: o(/ti lu/ei ta\ telou/mena ei)s au)to\, w(/ste th\n a)ntikata/llacin th\n e)k th=s pragmatei/as u(perai/rein th=| w)felei/a|. kai\ *dio/dwros o( *sikeliw/ths fhsi/n: o( de\ *tru/fwn *ni/khn xrush=n kataskeua/sas e)cape/steilen ei)s th\n *(rw/mhn: u(pela/mbane ga\r tou\s *(rwmai/ous, a(/ma me\n dia\ to\ lusitele/s, a(/ma de\ dia\ to\ eu)oiw/niston ei)=nai, prosde/casqai th\n *ni/khn.
cf. lambda 866.
[1] cf. Diogenes Laertius 7.98-99, and see next note.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.99.
[3] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a; cf. alpha 316, epsilon 3786; and on Diodotos Tryphon see generally Graham Shipley, The Greek World after Alexander (London & New York 2000) 321.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2007@05:10:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 August 2007@12:43:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 8 August 2007@03:11:44.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@06:20:24.


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