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Headword: *fena/kh
Adler number: phi,194
Translated headword: cheating
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] deceit,[1] trickery.
"[Since] they made the search with a view to clarity, and there was no cheating in the inspection [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*fena/kh: a)pa/th, do/los. e)s to\ trane\s th\n e)/reunan e)poih/santo, kai\ fena/kh tis e)n th=| e)piskoph=| ou)k e)nh=n.
LSJ s.v. recognises only the primary meaning of the headword fena/kh ("wig, toupee", as phi 195), but the applied sense is common enough in post-classical writers; cf. in any event the related verb fenaki/zw (phi 196).
[1] Same glossing in ps.-Zonaras (and ps.-Herodian).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.5.11; already in part at tau 905.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2011@14:48:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 20 September 2011@04:10:52.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@05:26:42.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 23 February 2014@06:41:12.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 May 2014@00:15:21.


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