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Headword: *dahmone/statos
Adler number: delta,10
Translated headword: most expert (man), very expert (man)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] most/very experienced [one].[1]
"Alexander was most/very expert in both organising and equipping an army."[2]
"And both [Epiphanios and Euprepios] were also most/very expert in the rites."[3]
Also [attested is the genitive plural] dahmonesta/twn ["of most/very expert men"], [meaning] of experienced [ones], of skilled [ones]. As in "of those most/very expert in military matters".[4]
"And he sent an ambassador expert in the language of the Greeks and not completely unfamiliar with that of the Romans, so that he also would not seem unworthy of becoming a Roman citizen by adoption."[4]
Greek Original:
*dahmone/statos: e)mpeiro/tatos. h)=n de\ o( *)ale/candros kai\ ta/cai stratia\n kai\ o(pli/sai dahmone/statos. h)=san de\ kai\ teletw=n a)mfo/teroi dahmone/statoi. kai\ *dahmonesta/twn, e)mpei/rwn, e)pisthmo/nwn. oi(=a dh\ dahmonesta/twn ta\ pole/mia. pe/mpei de\ presbeuth\n th=s te *(ellh/nwn fwnh=s dah/mona kai\ th=s *(rwmai/wn ou) pa/nth| a)nh/kouston, w(s kai\ tou= poli/thn *(rwmai/wn kata\ poi/hsin gene/sqai mh\ do/cai a)na/cion.
[1] Superlative, masculine nominative singular, of the adjective dah/mwn (cf. already delta 9); presumably extracted from the first quotation that follows.
[2] Arrian, Anabasis 7.28.2; see already under alpha 1121.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.100 Zintzen (51 Asmus); again at epsilon 2744.
[4] If this is a quotation, it is unidentifiable.
[5] Again, quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; law; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Gabriel Bodard on 2 June 2000@12:57:33.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Minor changes of wording) on 4 June 2000@18:15:41.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keywords) on 25 March 2001@07:39:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 16 December 2007@09:26:03.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2015@09:07:07.


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