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Headword: *zw/gria
Adler number: zeta,120
Translated headword: life-fees, rewards for life saved
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] ransoms by which life is preserved.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "by giving ransoms to Chosroes they saved the city and themselves."[2]
Greek Original:
*zw/gria: di' w(=n lu/trwn to\ zh=n perigi/netai. *proko/pios: tw=| *xosro/h| zw/gria do/ntes th\n po/lin kai\ sfa=s au)tou\s diesw/santo.
Notes:
[1] Already at zeta 112; and cf. also zeta 121, zeta 122.
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.12.2. On Chosroes see generally chi 418.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 May 2005@23:02:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 May 2005@03:24:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 30 November 2012@05:58:05.
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