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Headword: *)ane/xei
Adler number: alpha,2362
Translated headword: sustains
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] preserves; not, as some [say], meaning holds up [e)pe/xei]. And Thucydides [says]: "surpluses of money are what sustain wars."[1] Meaning preserve [them].
And elsewhere: "they sustain the besieged silence".[2]
Alternatively a)ne/xein [can mean] to lift. "[...] as the mud to fall down into a yawning abyss and none of the surface able to raise [it]."[3]
Greek Original:
*)ane/xei: sw/|zei: ou)x w(/s tines a)nti\ tou= e)pe/xei. kai\ *qoukudi/dhs: ai( periousi/ai tw=n xrhma/twn tou\s pole/mous a)ne/xousin. a)nti\ tou= sw/|zousi. kai\ au)=qis: th\n porqoume/nhn a)ne/xontai sigh/n. h)\ *)ane/xein, basta/zein. w(s to\n phlo\n e)s a)xane\s e)kpi/ptein ba/qos kai\ mhde\n e)pipolh=s a)ne/xein du/nasqai.
The first part of this entry is also in Photius and other lexica.
For this verb cf. alpha 2361, alpha 1363, alpha 2364.
[1] Thucydides 1.141.5 (web address 1).
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Perhaps textually faulty; if not, 'besieged' is used figuratively.)
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 November 2000@22:39:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 February 2001@06:27:11.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 August 2002@03:50:52.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 9 March 2012@04:06:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 7 October 2013@00:29:31.


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