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Headword: *decia/s
Adler number: delta,226
Translated headword: handshakes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] agreements.[1]
"He sent a chiliarch and ordered him to give handshakes to Josephus."[2]
Greek Original:
*decia/s: sunqh/kas. o( de\ pe/mpei xili/arxon decia\s tw=| *)iwsh/pw| dou=nai keleu/sas.
The headword noun is (feminine) accusative plural. It is perhaps extracted from the quotation given, though there are numerous alternatives; Latte on Hesychius s.v. champions Euripides, Medea 21.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 3.344 (web address 1 below). (Chiliarch = tribunus militum.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 July 2002@17:56:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@05:59:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 15 December 2011@10:01:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 December 2011@00:14:15.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2015@06:38:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 28 October 2018@01:55:55.


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