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Headword: *)agennw=s
Adler number: alpha,198
Translated headword: ignobly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in an unmanly way.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] "ignoble",[2] in reference to something weak and ill-born.
Also [sc. attested is the relative abstract noun] "ignobility", [meaning] unmanliness and cowardice.
"Thus [the] Romans made ignoble treaty-terms with the Huns out of fear."[3]
Greek Original:
*)agennw=s: a)na/ndrws. kai\ *)agenne\s, e)pi\ tou= a)sqenou=s kai\ e)pi\ dusgenou=s. kai\ *)agenni/a, h( a)nandri/a kai\ h( deili/a. e)/qento ou)=n *(rwmai=oi sponda\s a)gennei=s dia\ de/os pro\s *ou)/nnous.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius alpha143 Theodoridis. The headword adverb is presumably quoted from somewhere.
[2] Here neuter singular; again, quoted from somewhere.
[3] Attributed to Procopius, Adler notes, in the Lexicon Vindobonense. For the Huns (and Procopius), cf. under alpha 3460.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 October 2000@02:36:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@10:54:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 February 2011@08:11:44.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2011@07:44:09.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@06:33:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 March 2015@00:43:09.


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