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Headword: *(hni/ai
Adler number: eta,387
Translated headword: reins
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] thongs of bits/bridles.[1]
"Whichever of you does the most good to me, to him I will hand over the reins of the Pnyx." That is, the authority. Figuratively from the chariots. For horses are guided with the reins, but peoples by the politicians.[2]
Greek Original:
*(hni/ai: lw=roi xalinw=n. o(po/teros sfw=n eu)= me ma=llon a)\n poih=|, tou/tw| paradw/sw th=s *pnuko\s ta\s h(ni/as. toute/sti th\n e)cousi/an. tropikw=s a)po\ tw=n a(rma/twn. tai=s ga\r h(ni/ais h(nioxou=nto oi( i(/ppoi, oi( de\ dh=moi dia\ tw=n politeuome/nwn.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; and cf. delta 1631, epsilon 3472.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 1108-9 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. pi 1837.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; politics; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2006@00:37:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 October 2006@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 December 2012@07:57:22.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 December 2012@23:00:16.


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