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Headword: *diake/koptai
Adler number: delta,573
Translated headword: has been cut through
Vetting Status: high
In effect, is rejected after scrutiny. For the ancients used to cut through the rejected coin.
Greek Original:
*diake/koptai: oi(=on a)do/kimo/n e)sti. die/kopton ga\r to\ a)do/kimon no/misma oi( palaioi/.
Same material in some other lexica; Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica fr. 301. The headword is the perfect passive, third person singular, of the verb diako/ptein (used in the gloss).
For the same possibility in a related area see the sacred law IG IX 1(2) 583, lines 72-5 (penalties are laid down for any community or individual attempting 'to propose any decree or law or in any other manner to cut through [diako/yai] what has been agreed').
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 30 June 2002@11:59:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 1 July 2002@04:00:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 18 April 2005@09:49:12.
David Whitehead (further expansion of note; more keywords) on 28 June 2012@05:55:34.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 January 2015@23:29:44.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 January 2015@02:43:23.


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