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Headword: *)aproqe/tws
Adler number: alpha,3690
Translated headword: unintentionally
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] without intention.
Polybios [writes]: "so it is by no means appropriate to call things that happen unintentionally in warfare 'deeds', but rather 'accidents of circumstance'."[1]
Greek Original:
*)aproqe/tws: a)/neu proqe/sews. *polu/bios: ta\ me\n ou)=n a)proqe/tws e)n toi=s polemikoi=s sumbai/nonta pra/ceis me\n ou)damw=s a(rmo/zei le/gein, peripetei/as de\ sugkurh/seis ma=llon.
The very rare headword adverb is presumably extracted from the quotation given. (The only other instance known occurs in the Christian writer Ephraem the Syrian.)
[1] Polybios 9.12.6.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 December 2001@16:51:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 December 2001@22:41:14.
David Whitehead (added note) on 1 January 2002@05:14:18.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2002@04:21:39.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 9 April 2012@07:35:39.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 30 August 2015@05:29:31.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 13 October 2015@23:40:50.
William Hutton (fixed typo) on 24 April 2021@23:43:23.


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