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Headword: *)ecepi/thdes
Adler number: epsilon,1637
Translated headword: on purpose
Vetting Status: high
and e)pi/thdes ["purposely"]: Attic-speakers say it both ways. Meaning in vain, necessarily, carelessly.[1] "Does not the city on purpose appoint jurors to hold office?"[2]
Greek Original:
*)ecepi/thdes kai\ *)epi/thdes: e(kate/rws le/gousin *)attikoi/. a)nti\ tou= ma/thn, e)c a)na/gkhs, a)rgw=s. ou)k e)cepi/thdes h( po/lis a)/rxein kaqi/sthsi dikasta/s.
[1] The scholiast -- see next note -- interprets ou)k e)cepi/thdes ("not purposely").
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 916-917, with scholion (Phrynichus fr.308): web address 1, quoted already at alpha 4090.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 June 2007@01:04:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 14 June 2007@03:42:15.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 September 2012@07:10:22.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 September 2012@10:37:18.


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