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Headword: *fate/
Adler number: phi,130
Translated headword: you declare, you pronounce
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you say.[1]
Polybius [writes]: "it must be declared to be the task of a good commander never to undertake decisive engagements without a purpose - no matter how total the inducement -- if he finds himself unprepared".[2]
Greek Original:
*fate/: le/gete. *polu/bios: fate/on, h(gemo/nos a)gaqou= e)/rgon ei)=nai to\ mh\ dei=n mhde/pote xwri\s proqe/sews mhd' e)k pa/shs a)formh=s poiei=sqai tou\s o(losxerei=s kindu/nous, kai\ ma/lista, ei) tugxa/noi tis w)\n a)para/skeuos.
[1] (cf. phi 63, phi 66, phi 68, phi 122.) Likewise in other lexica.
[2] The gist of Polybius 3.69.12-13, with the verbal adjective fate/on.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 November 2001@02:42:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added another cross-reference) on 25 May 2002@00:45:31.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@09:50:47.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@03:11:57.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 15 January 2023@18:34:11.


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