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Headword: *talanteu/ei
Adler number: tau,32
Translated headword: balances, oscillates
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative.[1] [Meaning he/she/it] weighs.[2]
"The [vicissitudes] of fate continued oscillating to and fro with victories and defeats."[3]
"And he was weighing the recompense according to the measure of the dangers: for to some a rank became the prize for daring, to another a horse."[4]
Greek Original:
*talanteu/ei: ai)tiatikh=|. staqmi/zei. ta\ de\ th=s tu/xhs ni/kais kai\ h(/ttais th=|de kai\ th=|de talanteuo/mena die/meine. kai\ tw=| me/trw| tw=n kindu/nwn th\n a)moibh\n e)tala/nteuen: oi(=s me\n ga\r a)ci/a a)=qlon eu)tolmi/as e)gi/neto, a)/llw| i(/ppos.
[1] Also in syntactic lexica.
[2] Likewise or very similarly in Hesychius tau56, the Synagoge (tau10), and Photius tau19, where Theodoridis suggests that the headword is quoted from Gregory of Nazianzus, Poems about himself (Carmina de se ipso) 2.91 (PG 37.1006a).
[3] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.13.2
[4] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.10-11.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; poetry; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 October 2013@01:06:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 October 2013@06:05:46.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 27 October 2013@11:45:13.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2014@07:10:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 November 2014@01:02:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 12 November 2014@23:56:44.


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