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Headword: *)efe/ntes
Adler number: epsilon,3858
Translated headword: yielding
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] giving in, slackening.[1] "The men, since they were positioned in due measure from one another, [were] yielding the reins to the horses."[2]
[The term] e)fe/ntas also means [men] going from one lawcourt into another.[3]
Greek Original:
*)efe/ntes: e)ndo/ntes, u(poxala/santes. oi( de\ a)/ndres, e)peidh\ to\ su/mmetron a)p' a)llh/lwn die/sthsan, e)fe/ntes toi=s i(/ppois ta\s h(ni/as. *)efe/ntas shmai/nei kai\ to\ a)po\ dikasthri/ou ei)s dikasth/rion e)lqo/ntas.
[1] Same glossing reproduced by ps.-Zonaras. The headword itself is aorist active participle, masculine nominative plural, of e)fi/hmi. It might be extracted from the quotation given here, though ps.-Zonaras does have it, and other instances are extant: see e.g. fr.564 of Euripides (preserved by Stobaeus), pa/nt' e)fe/ntes h(donh=|.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] (The same participle in the accusative plural.) For this sense cf. epsilon 3865, epsilon 3866.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; law; military affairs; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 28 January 2008@18:55:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 January 2008@04:11:40.
David Whitehead on 18 November 2012@08:42:23.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 18 March 2016@07:54:32.


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