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Headword: *)ene/xuron
Adler number: epsilon,1291
Translated headword: pledge, security
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] what is given to cover a debt.[1]
They say not only pledges/securities [sc. in the plural] but also pledge/security [sc. in the singular]. Amongst prohibited things, it seems, is to deposit arms as pledges. So he is saying about Penia [Poverty] that by her own force she compels [people] to break the laws which decreed not depositing arms as pledges.[2]
Greek Original:
*)ene/xuron: to\ dido/menon u(pe\r xre/ous. ou) mo/non e)ne/xura fasi/n, a)lla\ kai\ e)ne/xuron. fai/netai de\ kai\ tw=n a)phgoreume/nwn ei)=nai mh\ qei=nai ta\ o(/pla e)ne/xura. le/gei ou)=n peri\ th=s *peni/as, o(/ti au)th\ th=| e(auth=s bi/a| a)nagka/zei kai\ tou\s no/mous parabai/nein tou\s qespi/santas, o(/pla e)ne/xura mh\ tiqe/nai.
[1] The headword appears also at epsilon 1277, in correct alphabetical order.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 451, where the headword occurs.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery; law; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 April 2007@05:02:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 25 April 2007@10:49:57.
David Whitehead (typo) on 26 April 2007@03:17:54.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2012@06:08:11.


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