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Headword: *dwrodokh/santa
Adler number: delta,1469
Translated headword: having engaged in bribery
Vetting Status: high
[The word means] not only to give bribes and use them persuasively, but also to take them.[1] "[Him] having engaged in bribery out of Mytilene to the tune of more than six mnai."
Greek Original:
*dwrodokh/santa: ou) mo/non dw=ra dido/nai kai\ a)napei/qein, a)lla\ kai\ to\ lamba/nein. dwrodokh/sant' e)k *mitulh/nhs plei=n h)\ mna=s e(/c.
Aristophanes, Knights 834-5 (concerning Kleon [kappa 1731]; web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. The figure is not 'six' mnai but forty!
[1] cf. delta 1470, delta 1471.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 May 2003@07:56:00.
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Catharine Roth on 1 June 2003@01:50:02.
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