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Headword: *)ekmalqakw=sai
Adler number: epsilon,493
Translated headword: to soften
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to relax, to slacken.[1]
"[...] and many other things to soften minds that are filled with such a degree[2] of arrogance."[3]
Greek Original:
*)ekmalqakw=sai: e)kmala/cai, xaunw=sai. a)/lla te plei=sta e)kmalqakw=sai oi(/as te o)/nta a)lazonei/as a)na/plea fronh/mata.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the quotation given) is aorist active infinitive of the verb e)kmalqako/w, a variant of e)kmala/ssw. Same glossing in other lexica.
[2] The mss of the source of this quotation (see note 3) have oi(=a/ in place of oi(/as, which would yield instead "[...] and many other things that are able to soften minds full of arrogance." The source also reads e(/tera in place of a)/lla at the beginning of the quotation, but this produces little difference in meaning.
[3] Part of Menander Protector fr. 5.2 Blockley, as preserved among Constantine Porphyrogenitus' Excerpts on Legations 442.31 - 443.1.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: William Hutton on 6 January 2007@11:20:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 January 2007@05:33:03.
David Whitehead (updated a reference) on 3 January 2012@05:23:25.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 6 August 2012@08:53:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 19 December 2016@00:25:25.


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