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Headword: *)aelpte/ontes
Adler number: alpha,549
Translated headword: having no hope
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] having no confidence.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "they having no hope that the Greeks would prevail."[2]
Greek Original:
*)aelpte/ontes: a)nelpistou=ntes. *(hro/dotos: a)elpte/ontes tou\s *(/ellhnas u(perbale/sqai.
Denominative verb from a)/elptos; occurs only in the participle.
[1] Same glossing in Hesychius and Etym.Magn. 20.23. Latte in his Hesychius edition regards the participle as coming from the source that the Suda goes on to quote (see next note); however, it also occurs in Homer, Iliad 7.310, where a scholiast glossed it with ou)k e)lpi/zontes.
[2] Herodotus 7.168.2, on the Corcyrean rejection of the Aegean Greeks' request for help against the Persian invasion: web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2000@11:12:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added note and link.) on 27 September 2000@02:07:04.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 1 May 2002@06:03:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 11 January 2012@12:11:01.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, upgraded link) on 18 December 2013@21:17:48.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2015@06:16:37.


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