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Headword: *(uperh/meroi
Adler number: upsilon,282
Translated headword: defaulters
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] litigants taking days for recompense and not paying it.[1]
Those convicted in some sort of lawsuit and not handing over the fines to the plaintiffs within the statutory time-limits used to be called defaulters, and what they were doing, default (u(perhmeri/a).[2]
Greek Original:
*(uperh/meroi: oi( e)n tai=s katadi/kais pro\s e)/ktisin h(me/ras labo/ntes kai\ mh\ dialusa/menoi. oi( di/khn o)fei/lontes o(poianou=n kai\ ta\ e)piti/mia toi=s e(lou=si mh\ a)podido/ntes e)n tai=s taktai=s proqesmi/ais u(perh/meroi e)kalou=nto, to\ de\ pra=gma u(perhmeri/a.
cf. upsilon 280, upsilon 281, upsilon 283.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon116 Theodoridis.
[2] Abridged from Harpokration s.v. (via Photius upsilon115 Theodoridis), which cites Isaeus fr. 10 Sauppe.
Keywords: definition; economics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2000@10:28:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 10 September 2002@11:51:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 16 June 2004@02:01:11.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 31 July 2006@08:33:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 13 July 2011@09:01:40.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2013@03:46:35.


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