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Headword: *)amfignoei=
Adler number: alpha,1709
Translated headword: is in two minds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/is] is in doubt.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "and why then are they in two minds whether to do this".[2] Meaning, are in doubt.
To be in two minds, then,[3] [is] not to know or to be at a loss.
Greek Original:
*)amfignoei=: a)mfiba/llei. *)agaqi/as: kai\ o(/tou dh\ e(/neka tou=to dra/seien a)mfignoou/ntwn. a)nti\ tou= a)mfiballo/ntwn. *)amfignoei=n ou)=n a)gnoei=n h)\ e)ndoia/zein.
[1] The headword (which must be quoted from somewhere) is third person singular, present indicative active, of a)mfignoe/w. Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1310 Theodoridis.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.13 p.42 Niebuhr.
[3] This final part of the entry abridges Harpokration s.v., citing Lysias fr. 47 Sauppe (now 53 Carey OCT).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2000@12:43:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes) on 2 October 2000@05:38:46.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@09:53:43.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 7 July 2008@06:37:14.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; another keyword; cosmetics) on 20 July 2011@07:47:10.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@04:19:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 June 2015@23:51:23.


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