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Headword: *dieskeuasme/nhn
Adler number: delta,958
Translated headword: prepared
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] written with deceit. Polybius [writes]: "they sent away some of the Cretans, after giving them a prepared letter ostensibly [directed] against piracy."[1]
Greek Original:
*dieskeuasme/nhn: meta\ do/lou gegramme/nhn. *polu/bios: e)kpe/mpousi tw=n *krhtw=n tinas w(s e)pi\ lh|stei/an do/ntes e)pistolh\n dieskeuasme/nhn.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is perfect middle/passive participle, feminine accusative singular, of the verb diaskeua/zw; see also delta 756.
[1] Polybius 7.14.1b, a fragment preserved via the Excerpta Constantiniana; cf. Livy 24.31.6.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 2 May 2005@15:43:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation and note; set status) on 3 May 2005@01:21:11.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and translation; cosmetics in note) on 3 May 2005@03:09:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 9 July 2012@05:57:36.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 November 2014@21:24:55.


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