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Headword: *)epei/kths
Adler number: epsilon,2123
Translated headword: hurrying, pressing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is in a hurry.
The Pisidian [says]: "see that he renders to the hurrying messengers the accounts of the debts and the interests."[1]
The one who demands a shellfish is also called "hurrying".[2]
Greek Original:
*)epei/kths: o( katepei/gwn. *pisi/dhs: o(/pws u(fe/cei toi=s e)pei/ktais a)gge/lois tou\s sullogismou\s tw=n xrew=n kai\ tw=n to/kwn. *)epei/kths le/getai kai\ o( th\n kogxu/lhn a)paitw=n.
Noun derived from the verb e)pei/gw (epsilon 2114). The headword is also attested as a title meaning "collector" in Egyptian papyri of the 4th C. CE -- P.Oxy. 1413.25, 1428.3 (e)pi/kths) -- a meaning which might be appropriate in the context of the quotation.
[1] George of Pisidia (PG 92 1197 ff.), Hexaemeron 1480-1 (= fr.93); more fully at lambda 398.
[2] A 'shellfish' (kogxu/lh) can mean 'a trifle' (see kappa 1900), and that is probably the sense here. On shellfish generally see kappa 1901.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; law; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 3 October 2006@06:03:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 October 2006@06:15:16.
William Hutton (tweaked note #2, upon consultation with D. Whitehead) on 3 October 2006@09:39:28.
David Whitehead (typo) on 3 October 2006@10:28:21.
David Whitehead (another) on 4 October 2006@02:56:02.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2012@05:27:53.
David Whitehead (coding) on 24 January 2016@09:01:44.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 26 July 2017@11:12:24.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 26 July 2017@11:13:46.


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