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Headword: *penthkontou/ths
Adler number: pi,982
Translated headword: fifty-year-old
Vetting Status: high
A man fifty years of age.[1] But in the feminine [it is] penthkontou=tis, a woman [of that age].[2]
Greek Original:
*penthkontou/ths: penthkontaeth\s a)nh/r. *penthkontou=tis de\ qhlukw=s, h( gunh/.
[1] Contracted from penthkontoe/ths, variant of penthkontae/ths. Attested in e.g. Plato (Republic 540A, Laws 670B), Appian and Cassius Dio.
[2] Thucydides uses penthkontou/teis spondai/ (treating the adjective as two-termination), then in the genitive plural the feminine form of the adjective penthkontouti/dwn spondw=n (5.27.1, 5.32.5: see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; philosophy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 March 2010@09:04:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and link, set status) on 16 March 2010@22:40:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 17 March 2010@04:08:45.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@09:22:57.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 14 July 2021@13:47:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode in translation and note 2) on 20 July 2021@17:25:06.
Ronald Allen (typo translation; hacked beta code to get approximate rendering) on 20 July 2021@19:17:51.


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