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Headword: *ponei=sqai
Adler number: pi,2036
Translated headword: to engage in action
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to act.[1]
"Trajan the emperor was just and strong in body. He came to power when he was 40 years old and wanted to engage in every action in the same way as everyone else, after a fashion."[2]
Greek Original:
*ponei=sqai: e)nergei=n. *traiano\s o( basileu\s di/kaios h)=n kai\ tw=| sw/mati e)rrwme/nos m# a)/gwn e)/tos h)=rce kai\ h)bou/leto e)ci/sou pa/nta toi=s a)/llois tro/pon tina\ ponei=sqai.
[1] The headword -- possibly though not necessarily extracted from the quotation given -- is present middle infinitive of pone/w. For the gloss, see pi 2035 (and the other cross-references there).
[2] A loose approximation of Cassius Dio 68.6.2-3.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; medicine
Translated by: William Hutton on 13 January 2013@10:58:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 January 2013@03:34:10.
David Whitehead on 9 October 2013@08:02:05.


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