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Headword: *)antwmosi/a
Adler number: alpha,2759
Translated headword: affidavit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] certain documents written by those involved in the lawsuit, both the plaintiff and the defendant, which they then submit to the authorities. It is so called[1] since each of the two of them swore an oath, the one to prosecute truthfully, the other to defend himself truthfully.
Greek Original:
*)antwmosi/a: gra/mmata/ tina graya/ntwn, peri\ w(=n h( di/kh, o(/ te kathgorou/menos kai\ o( kathgorw=n, a)pofe/rousi pro\s th\n a)rxh/n. kalei=tai de\ ou(/tws, e)peidh\ e(ka/teros au)tw=n a)ntw/mnuen, o( me\n ta)lhqh= kathgorh/sein, o( de\ ta)lhqh= a)pologh/sasqai.
Lightly adapted from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
See already alpha 2758 and again alpha 2760.
[1] The noun a)ntwmosi/a literally means 'counter-swearing' or 'swearing-in-response'.
A.R.W. Harrison, The Law of Athens vol.2 (Oxford 1971) 99-100
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 October 2000@09:32:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 15 August 2002@06:56:40.
William Hutton (Added note, cosmetics, set status) on 30 October 2002@13:50:35.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 June 2011@04:58:00.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2015@02:55:56.


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