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Headword: *parakrousa/menos
Adler number: pi,374
Translated headword: leading astray
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] deceiving, suborning. "Leading astray the children of the most noble households, [...] he took them out of the city."[1]
Greek Original:
*parakrousa/menos: e)capath/sas, parapei/sas. pai=das tw=n eu)genesta/twn oi)/kwn parakrousa/menos e)ch/gagen e)k th=s po/lews.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the aorist middle participle, masculine nominative singular, of parakrou/w (cf. pi 373, pi 375, and a related noun at pi 376).
[1] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 13.1.1, here abridged. (This is the episode of the Faliscan schoolmaster who, during the siege of the city by the Romans under M. Furius Camillus [phi 627] in 394 BCE, offers to hand over some of his pupils as hostages.)
Keywords: biography; children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 July 2011@23:21:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded and modified notes; more keywords) on 22 July 2011@03:43:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 September 2013@07:35:30.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 19 June 2016@08:08:35.


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