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Headword: *pleoneci/a
Adler number: pi,1725
Translated headword: greed, acquisitiveness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] harm in pursuit of the desire for more, in the Apostle [Paul].[1]
But in Dionysius of Halicarnassus pleonexia [means] victory. "[...] nor as much territory as, secretly from their adversaries, the soldiers desired to appropriate, well-placed for pleonexia."[2]
Greek Original:
*pleoneci/a: h( u(pe\r th=s e)piqumi/as tou= plei/onos bla/bh para\ tw=| *)aposto/lw|. para\ de\ *dionusi/w| *(alikarnasei= pleoneci/a, h( ni/kh. ou)/q' o(/sa la/qra tw=n a)ntipolemi/wn xwri/a ei)s pleoneci/an eu)/qeta sfeteri/sasqai h)/qelon oi( stratiw=tai.
cf. pi 1726.
[1] e.g. Romans 1.29.
[2] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.3.2.
Carl de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung II." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 23 (1920), 29.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 September 2012@01:31:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 September 2012@03:08:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 26 September 2012@10:09:45.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 27 September 2012@03:05:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 September 2012@01:51:09.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@07:24:39.


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