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Headword: *datoi=s
Adler number: delta,93
Translated headword: customs
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] deceptions, all sorts of cunning.[1] "They considered bearing witness to them in written statements. But since this was not allowed to happen simply and customarily because of the fear of the king/emperor, they employed customs which had not been devised without ingenuity."[2]
Greek Original:
*datoi=s: do/lois, panourgeu/masin. e)sko/phsan e)ggra/fois prosrh/masi diamartu/rasqai au)tou/s. a)ll' e)pei\ tou=to ou)x a(plw=s kai\ w(s e)/qos e)nexw/rei genh/sesqai dia\ to\n tou= basile/ws fo/bon, datoi=s ou)k e)/cw deino/thtos texnasqei=sin e)xrh/santo.
The headword, dative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
cf. delta 90.
[1] Same headword and glosses in ps.-Zonaras, but no quotation there.
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 July 2002@13:24:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@05:51:27.
David Whitehead (modified headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 7 March 2011@10:13:21.
David Whitehead on 15 June 2012@11:47:56.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@03:27:01.


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