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Headword: *)agerwxi/a
Adler number: alpha,202
Translated headword: haughtiness, manliness, nobility
Vetting Status: high
"The Scythians are supercilious and exceedingly haughty."[2]
By virtue of being exceedingly boastful or by virtue of being exceedingly honored.[3]
Also [sc. attested is] a)ge/rwxos, [meaning] honorable, manly.[4]
Agathias [writes]: "mounting a horse who was very obedient to the rein and noble, and not the sort to leap and prance in uncontrolled fashion."[5]
And elsewhere: "how he might be reputable and honorable to those who came later."[6]
Or a)ge/rwxos, [meaning] the boastful person.[7]
Greek Original:
*)agerwxi/a: u(perhfani/a. o(/ti oi( *sku/qai ei)si\n u(peroptikoi\ kai\ li/an a)ge/rwxoi. para\ to\ a)/gan au)xei=n h)\ para\ to\ a)/gan gerouxei=n. *)age/rwxos, e)/ntimos, a)ndrei=os. *)agaqi/as: i(/ppou e)piba\s eu)hniwta/tou te kai\ a)gerw/xou kai\ oi(/ou ou)k a)/takta e)ca/llesqai kai\ skirta=n. kai\ au)=qis: w(s a)\n e)/soito eu)kleh\s toi=s mete/peita kai\ a)ge/rwxos. h)\ *)age/rwxos, o( a)lazw/n.
The ambiguity of this concept, which the entry illustrates, is also noted in LSJ.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Either way, an etymological gloss (paralleled in Etymologicum Magnum 7.47) on the adjective cognate with the headword; it assumes a link with the adverb a)/gan.
[4] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[5] Agathias, Histories 1.21.
[6] Quotation unidentifiable.
[7] Same glossing, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 October 2000@10:07:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@10:27:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2011@07:20:45.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 December 2011@16:59:45.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 July 2015@23:14:41.


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