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Headword: *frukto/s
Adler number: phi,757
Translated headword: beacon
Vetting Status: high
Also[1] [sc. attested is] parafruktwreuomenos ["he who is sending improper beacon-signals"]. Those misbehaving when on guard and spreading beacons hostile to those who have put their trust in the guards, to the advantage of the opposing forces, are said to be making improper beacon-signals, as Lysias says: "the elder of these was caught in Sicily, by Lamachus, making improper beacon-signals to the enemy, and was plank-executed".[2]
Strictly speaking [the verb] phryktorein means what is spread by fire-signals.[3]
Greek Original:
*frukto/s. kai\ *parafruktwreuo/menos. oi( kakourgou=ntes peri\ ta\s fulaka\s kai\ fruktou\s a)natei/nontes e)nanti/ous toi=s pepisteuko/si th\n fulakh\n e)pi\ tw=| sumfe/ronti tw=n a)ntikaqezome/nwn parafruktwreu/esqai le/gontai, w(/s fhsi *lusi/as: tou/twn ei(=s o( presbu/teros e)n *sikeli/a| parafruktwreuo/menos toi=s polemi/ois, lhfqei\s u(po\ *lama/xou a)petumpani/sqh. *fruktwrei=n kuri/ws to\ dia\ pursw=n a)nateino/menon shmai/nei.
cf. generally phi 755, phi 758, phi 759.
[1] There is no comment on the headword itself.
[2] Lysias 13.65 in Loeb edition (web address 1) = 13.67 OCT. For this material see already pi 485.
[3] A faulty version of Harpokration s.v.: "strictly speaking ph. is to convey something by fire-signals being spread".
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; law; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 November 2001@08:05:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 6 September 2002@08:18:21.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected reference; added link) on 2 April 2004@18:44:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; more keywords) on 13 April 2009@08:49:41.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 29 April 2011@06:49:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 July 2011@03:32:17.


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