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Headword: *kalw=s
Adler number: kappa,260
Translated headword: well, cleverly
Vetting Status: high
Meaning piously and humanely in Thucydides. "To perform this well/cleverly is a credit to them." That is, being a pirate. For neither used they to drive away a ploughing-ox or steal [it] by night, nor to practice piracy together with murders.
Greek Original:
*kalw=s: a)nti\ tou= eu)sebw=s kai\ filanqrw/pws para\ *qoukudi/dh|. oi(=s ko/smos kalw=s tou=to dra=n. toute/sti to\ lh|steu/ein. ou)/te ga\r bou=n a)roth=ra e)lehla/toun h)\ e)/klepton nukto\s ou)/te meta\ fo/nwn e)poi/oun th\n lh|stei/an.
From the scholia to Thucydides 1.5.2, quoted here, where this adverb (again kappa 262) occurs. The sense of the explanation seems to be that humane piracy is a credit because it is done openly and without loss of life.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 8 March 2008@17:29:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 9 March 2008@07:03:45.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@06:34:41.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 30 March 2019@15:48:47.


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