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Headword: *fqa/seie
Adler number: phi,478
Translated headword: might outstrip
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] might do before [someone else].[1] "You know that some clearing themselves in the law-courts or persuaded by some single misfortune have become philosophers merely from an oath or vow to God in the Platonic manner; a shadow might outstrip such men in speaking what is right."[2]
The ancients used to eat acorns before Demeter's fruits had been discovered. From this "eating" [fagei=n] is named.[3]
Greek Original:
*fqa/seie: prola/boi. oi)=sqa/ tinas e)n logisthri/ois a)podu/ntas h)\ pa/ntws a)po\ mia=s ge/ tou sumfora=s a)napeisqe/ntas e)n meshmbri/a| tou= bi/ou filosofei=n, a)po\ mo/nou tou= to\n qeo\n a)pomo/sai kai\ katomo/sai *platwnikw=s: ou(\s fqa/seien a)\n h( skia\ fqe/gcasqai/ ti tw=n deo/ntwn. oi( de\ palaioi\ pro\ tou= eu(reqh=nai tou\s *dhmhtriakou\s karpou\s e)balanofa/goun. e)/nqen kai\ to\ fagei=n ei)/rhtai.
Notes:
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is aorist optative of fqa/nw (cf. phi 475, phi 479, phi 480, phi 486, phi 487, phi 488).
[2] Synesius, Epistles 154 (p.291a), already at omicroniota 173 and (in part) at kappa 1085.
[3] For 'Demeter's fruits' cf. delta 428. For this assertion as a whole -- intrusive in the present context -- cf. Apion, Fragmenta de glossis Homericis fr. 146 (in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon). The statement seems illogical; but if the acorns are those of the fhgo/s, there would in fact be an etymological connection with fagei=n: cf. phi 260.
Keywords: botany; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; law; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 June 2005@19:14:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.3; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 22 June 2005@02:51:01.
David Whitehead (further expanded n.3) on 23 June 2005@02:39:17.
Catharine Roth (modified note) on 23 June 2005@17:00:39.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 29 April 2011@03:58:50.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 December 2013@06:12:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 April 2014@15:44:31.

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