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Headword: *kata\ pu/stin
Adler number: kappa,742
Translated headword: by information, by inquiry
Vetting Status: high
"Some local sailors, having arrived by information, were unable to track down what was concealed; for it had been hidden away."[1]
So "by information" [means] by word-of-mouth.[2]
Greek Original:
*kata\ pu/stin: nau=tai de/ tines kata\ pu/stin e)gxw/rioi h(/kontes, ou)k e)du/nanto kekrumme/non a)nixneu=sai: a)poke/krupto ga/r. *kata\ pu/stin ou)=n kata\ fh/mhn.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. For other instances of the idiom (earliest Thucydides 1.136.2) see LSJ pu/stis, II, and under epsilon 3770, pi 3256.
[2] cf. pi 3256.
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 July 2008@06:03:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 23 July 2008@12:37:39.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 24 July 2008@03:18:56.
David Whitehead on 4 February 2013@07:17:06.


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