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Headword: *)epele/canto
Adler number: epsilon,2045
Translated headword: they read
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they perused. "Discovering the writing on the wood of the double tablet, they read it." Herodotos [sc. says this].[1]
And elsewhere: "the clerk/scribe was reading [or: used to read] the writings."[2]
Greek Original:
*)epele/canto: a)ne/gnwsan. eu(ro/ntes ta\ gra/mmata e)n tw=| cu/lw| tou= diptu/xou, tau=ta e)pele/canto. *(hro/dotos. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ grammateu\s e)pele/geto ta\ gra/mmata.
The headword is aorist indicative middle, third person plural, of the compound verb e)pile/gw (cf. epsilon 2438). For this sense of it see generally LSJ s.v., III.2.
[1] An approximation of Herodotos 7.239.4 (web address 1).
[2] Quotation (which uses the imperfect, third person singular, of the headword verb) unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 6 September 2007@17:17:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 6 September 2007@19:03:32.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 6 September 2007@19:20:05.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 September 2007@08:35:08.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 October 2012@06:58:44.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 22 January 2016@03:36:36.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 July 2017@23:27:52.


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