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Headword: *pala/mh
Adler number: pi,41
Translated headword: palm, scheme
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] skill.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "[Themistocles] told them [= the generals] that he thought he had a scheme, by which he hoped to subvert the best of the King's allies."[2]
So pala/mh| ["with a palm"] [means] with authority.[3]
Greek Original:
*pala/mh: te/xnh. *(hro/dotos: e)/lege/ sfin w(s doke/oi e)/xein pala/mhn, th=| e)lpi/zoi tw=n basile/ws summa/xwn a)posth/sein tou\s a)ri/stous. *pala/mh| ou)=n th=| a)rxh=|.
[1] cf. pi 39, pi 48 (and epsilon 1939).
[2] Herodotus 8.19.1: web address 1.
[3] From pi 52. This addendum (on the dative case of the headword, presumably quoted from somewhere) is lacking, Adler reports, in mss AF.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 August 2010@21:51:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 August 2010@03:02:27.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 August 2011@05:17:23.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 28 August 2011@01:53:13.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2013@04:11:16.


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