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Headword: *staqma=sqai
Adler number: sigma,986
Translated headword: to calculate, to weigh up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to scrutinize. "Human beings are accustomed to calculate their affection for each other not by words but by actions".[1]
Greek Original:
*staqma=sqai: dokima/zein. ou) r(h/masin, a)ll' e)/rgois a)ei\ ei)w/qasi th\n e)s a)llh/lous staqma=sqai storgh\n oi( a)/nqrwpoi.
The headword, aorist infinitive of staqma/omai, is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For the glossing cf. sigma 989, sigma 995.
[1] An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 2.8 (which has not r(h/masin "by words" but ai(/mati "by blood").
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2002@10:27:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 December 2004@22:34:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 1 January 2005@07:19:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 August 2011@08:20:59.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2013@08:28:05.


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