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Headword: *(upokorizo/menoi
Adler number: upsilon,517
Translated headword: nicknaming
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] ridiculing. Xenophon [writes]: "those who hate me call me Badness, nicknaming [me].".[1] But Demosthenes used the word in reference to [people] palliating and calling something bad with a good name. For he says in the [speech] on the False Embassy: "they impose on themselves a servitude of their own choosing, nicknaming it Philip's guest-friendship and comradeship and and suchlike."[2]
"[... him] looking away into the crowd, to learn where the 'slaves' seemed to him to come from -- for thus was he nicknaming the ex-soldiers."[3]
Greek Original:
*(upokorizo/menoi: diasu/rontes. *cenofw=n fhsin: oi( de\ misou=nte/s me u(pokorizo/menoi o)noma/zousi kaki/an. o( de\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)xrh/sato th=| le/cei e)pi\ tou= eu)fhmou=ntes kai\ to\ ai)sxro\n eu)fh/mws o)noma/zontes. le/gei ga\r e)n tw=| *parapresbei/as: au)qai/reton au)toi=s e)pa/gontai doulei/an, *fili/ppou ceni/an kai\ e(tairei/an kai\ ta\ toiau=ta u(pokorizo/menoi. punqa/nesqai ei)s to\ plh=qos a)poble/ponta, podapoi\ dokoi=en au)tw=| ei)=nai oi( pai=des, ou(/tw ga\r u(pokorizo/menos e)ka/lei tou\s strateusame/nous.
The headword, presumably extracted from the first quotation given, is present participle, masculine nominative plural, of u(pokori/zomai.
cf. generally upsilon 510, upsilon 516, upsilon 518.
[1] Kakia speaking to Heracles in Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.1.26 (web address 1).
[2] Demosthenes 19.259 (web address 2). Entry thus far = Photius upsilon214 Theodoridis (q.v. for other references).
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 20 April 2008@15:09:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 April 2008@04:18:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 April 2011@06:38:23.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@05:06:10.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 May 2016@05:23:26.


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