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Headword: *)esxhmatisme/nos
Adler number: epsilon,3260
Translated headword: posturing, having assumed a posture
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is behaving in an artificial way and appearing to be orderly; as in Lysias in the [speech] In reply to Timon: "but they are bragging similarly to Timon and going around posturing, like this man".[1]
Greek Original:
*)esxhmatisme/nos: o( prospoihto\n tro/pon e)/xwn kai\ dokw=n ei)=nai ko/smios: w(s para\ *lusi/a| e)n tw=| pro\s *ti/mwna: oi( d' a)lazoneu/ontai me\n *ti/mwni paraplhsi/ws kai\ e)sxhmatisme/noi perie/rxontai, w(/sper ou(=tos.
The headword is perfect middle/passive participle of the verb sxhmati/zw (cf. generally sigma 1785). Here in the masculine nominative singular, it has evidently been generated by the corresponding plural in the quotation given.
[1] Lysias fr. 229 Sauppe, now 282 Carey OCT.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 May 2003@06:33:51.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, set status) on 2 June 2003@10:29:04.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 4 January 2005@05:40:55.
David Whitehead (updating) on 2 November 2012@07:17:44.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords) on 19 February 2016@03:35:58.


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