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Headword: *basileiw=nta ktei/nei
Adler number: beta,155
Translated headword: kills him [because he] wants to be king
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning that he was] desiring to become king.
Greek Original:
*basileiw=nta ktei/nei: e)piqumou=nta basileu=sai.
The headword phrase (with its present participle, masculine accusative singular, of the desiderative verb basileia/w) comes from Josephus, Jewish War 1.85.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 February 2002@19:59:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 4 February 2002@03:03:26.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 August 2011@06:43:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 1 August 2011@17:51:23.
David Whitehead on 17 September 2015@09:30:55.


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