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Headword: *proe/menos
Adler number: pi,2387
Translated headword: giving up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] surrendering, handing over, despising; dismissing.
"He followed his friends' wishes, giving up his own; for he cultivated none of the many virtues as seriously as he did their mother, to use Pythagoras' expression -- friendship itself."[1]
Greek Original:
*proe/menos: e)kdidou/s, prodou/s, perifronh/sas: proafei/s. o( de\ tw=n fi/lwn e)xrh=to toi=s bouleu/masi, ta\ oi)kei=a proe/menos: peri\ ga\r ou)demi/an tw=n pollw=n a)retw=n ou(/tws e)spou/daken w(s peri\ th\n mhte/ra au)tw=n, kata\ to\n *puqago/ran ei)pei=n, au)th\n th\n fili/an.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is aorist middle participle, masculine nominative singular, of proi/hmi.
[1] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.153 Asmus, 49 Zintzen, 26A Athanassiadi; cf. phi 338.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 May 2003@01:20:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 18 May 2003@06:23:39.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 29 November 2005@17:48:38.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 20 November 2011@06:33:25.
David Whitehead on 15 October 2013@05:21:27.


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