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Headword: *deinoi/
Adler number: delta,351
Translated headword: clever (ones), terrible (ones)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] formidable, experienced, wise.[1]
"Therefore both swore all the oaths which both are and are called most/very terrible among Christians, never to abandon each other even unto dangers which lead to death."[2]
Greek Original:
*deinoi/: foberoi/, e)/mpeiroi, sofoi/. dio\ a)/mfw a(/pantes a)llh/loin w)mosa/thn, o(/soi dh\ e)n *xristianoi=s deino/tatoi o(/rkoi ei)si/ te kai\ o)noma/zontai, mh/ pote a)llh/lw kataproh/sesqai a)/xri tw=n e)s to\n o)/leqron fero/ntwn kindu/nwn.
[1] cf. already delta 343, but now plurals. Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and see also the scholia to Plato, Cratylus 424C, where deinoi/ (in the sense of clever) occurs.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 2.13, on Belisarius and his stepson (and adopted son) Photius. [NB: Adler spoils the sense by printing 'all' as nominative, not accusative.] Abbreviated at kappa 728.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 October 2003@00:43:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 October 2003@03:32:39.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@09:38:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 20 June 2012@08:35:59.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2015@04:43:56.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 17 July 2016@07:54:42.


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