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Headword: *sunousi/a
Adler number: sigma,1601
Translated headword: intercourse; party
Vetting Status: high
Being together with one another.[1]
Polybius [writes]: "as if they were playing the part of men coming away from a party. With [Livius & co.] even more the worse for drink [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*sunousi/a: to\ sunei=nai meta\ a)llh/lwn. *polu/bios: w(s a)\n u(pokrino/menoi tou\s e)k sunousi/as e)pana/gontas, e)/ti de\ ma=llon h)lloiwme/nous u(po\ th=s me/qhs.
For the range of meanings and implications which Greek sunousia (just like English 'intercourse') can bear, see LSJ s.v. Note especially section II there, which is relevant here: "in concrete sense, a society, company, party".
cf. generally sigma 1601.
[1] Likewise in the Synagoge and in Photius' Lexicon; similarly in various scholia.
[2] An approximation of Polybius 8.27.4-5 (should be full stop after the first clause, and not h)/lloiwme/nous but genitive h)/lloiwme/nwn in the new sentence), on Hannibal's capture of Tarentum (in southern Italy, cf. tau 112 and tau 113) in 213/12.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; food; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: John Mulhall on 19 July 2011@13:20:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (confirmed test database vetting; another keyword) on 20 July 2011@03:18:04.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2014@08:22:36.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 May 2016@05:03:46.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added cross-references) on 10 July 2018@21:02:31.


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