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Headword: *)arxe/plouton
Adler number: alpha,4086
Translated headword: established-wealthy, old-money, old-rich
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] making a beginning of wealth [or: ruling over wealth] and set to inherit the ancient fortune. Sophocles [writes]: "and do not send me dishonoured from this land, but [let me remain] established-wealthy."[1]
Greek Original:
*)arxe/plouton: a)/rxonta plou/tou, kai\ th\n a)rxai/an tu/xhn a)polhyo/menon. *sofoklh=s: kai\ mh/ m' a)/timon th=sd' a)postei/lhte gh=s, a)ll' a)rxe/plouton.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is accusative singular of the adjective a)rxe/ploutos, a variant (attested only here) of a)rxaio/ploutos.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 71-72 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there. The quotation continues at kappa 789.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 April 2001@21:32:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 August 2002@10:32:25.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, updated link) on 11 March 2009@17:08:31.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 12 March 2009@04:17:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 21 March 2009@12:20:59.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2012@05:53:38.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@03:07:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 18 November 2015@23:41:28.


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