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Headword: *telw/nhs
Adler number: tau,287
Translated headword: tax-collector, publican
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] advance-payment.[1]
Iamblichus [writes]: "the tax-collector gave the necklace to the merchant. Will not already wolves set down lambs out of their mouths and lions release from their teeth fawns to their mothers, when even a tax-collector has given up such a prize?"[2]
Greek Original:
*telw/nhs. prote/leia. *)ia/mblixos: e)/dwke to\n o(/rmon o( telw/nhs tw=| e)mpo/rw|. ou)k h)/dh kai\ lu/koi qh/sousin a)/rnas e)k tw=n stoma/twn kai\ le/ontes a)po\ tw=n o)do/ntwn a)polu/sousi nebrou\s tai=s mhtra/sin, o(po/te kai\ telw/nhs a)fh=ken a)/gran thlikau/thn;
For this headword see also tau 288, tau 289, tau 290, and cf. tau 291, tau 292.
[1] Oddly, not a suitable gloss for the headword, but, as indicated, a (broadly) related abstract noun: see pi 2865, pi 2866, pi 2867. (Adler notes that it is lacking in mss GM, and suggests that it has strayed in from the end of tau 281.)
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 93 Habrich.
Keywords: clothing; definition; economics; ethics; imagery; law; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 December 2012@01:20:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 9 December 2012@04:09:18.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@09:37:40.


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