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Headword: *)epiqumhtai/
Adler number: epsilon,2340
Translated headword: enthusiasts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] eager. "They started thinking big at that point and emerged as enthusiasts, as though they would cause great harm to their opponents and gain much profit as a result."[1]
Also in reference to requesting.[2] "He used to say that he was calling upon this man as an ally."[3] That is, was asking, was entreating.
Greek Original:
*)epiqumhtai/: pro/qumoi. oi( de\ e)megalofro/noun to/te kai\ e)piqumhtai\ e)ci/stanto, w(s dh\ mega/la me\n lumanou/menoi tou\s e)nanti/ous kai\ polla\ kai\ kerdale/a e)nqe/nde oi)so/menoi. kai\ e)pi\ tou= ai)tei=sqai. o( de\ tou=ton e)/legen e)pikalei=sqai cu/mmaxon. toute/sti de/esqai, xrh/|zein.
The headword is the nominative plural, presumably extracted from the first quotation given, of the noun e)piqumhth/s (cf. under gamma 289, iota 352, theta 347, and more generally epsilon 2341, epsilon 2343).
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
[2] This part of the entry seems to belong to a separate entry for the word e)pikalei=sqai ('to call upon'); epsilon 2350 or epsilon 2351, Kuster suggested.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; history; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 October 2007@05:50:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 October 2007@07:27:12.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 30 October 2007@08:21:08.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 October 2012@09:33:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 August 2017@21:55:03.


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