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Headword: *kaqelw/n
Adler number: kappa,48
Translated headword: having overpowered
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes [writes "or having overpowered on a road"] meaning having done away with [someone] and killed [him].[1] Stesichorus and Sophocles also used the word in this way.[2]
Greek Original:
*kaqelw/n: *dhmosqe/nhs a)nti\ tou= a)nelw\n h)/toi a)poktei/nas. kai\ *sthsi/xoros de\ kai\ *sofoklh=s ou(/tws e)xrh/santo tw=| o)no/mati.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
The headword is aorist active participle of kaqaire/w, masculine nominative singular.
[1] Demosthenes 23.53, on one of the situations where Athenian law recognised justifiable homicide.
[2] Stesichorus fr. 19 Lobel-Page; Sophocles fr.205 Radt.
D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (Manchester 1963) 73-77
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; poetry; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2000@10:24:28.
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Catharine Roth on 23 October 2002@17:39:18.
David Whitehead (added note) on 26 October 2002@08:52:26.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 October 2003@08:19:29.
Catharine Roth (added grammatical note) on 31 May 2005@21:06:04.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 June 2005@03:29:24.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 July 2011@03:52:01.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2011@03:54:32.


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