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Headword: *kaqi/ei
Adler number: kappa,99
Translated headword: was initiating
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was putting in, he was attempting to speak.[1]
"He was making an attempt[2] at the man, supposing that he would have him as a partner in the things which he has started out after."[3]
Greek Original:
*kaqi/ei: e)ne/ballen, e)pexei/rei le/gein. o( de\ kaqi/ei pei=ran e)s to\n a)/ndra, oi)o/menos au)to\n e(/cein koinwno\n w(=n w(/rmhtai.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given, though these glosses (which are attested poorly, if at all, for the headword verb) do not make a good fit with the way the verb is used in the quotation.
[2] Literally "he was initiating a test". For this expression (characteristic of later Greek), see also kappa 101.
[3] Aelian fr. 364 Hercher.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 7 March 2008@22:09:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 8 March 2008@12:17:39.
William Hutton (tweaked headword, cosmetics, augmented note, added keywords, raised status) on 8 March 2008@23:46:05.
David Whitehead (modified n.3; another keyword) on 9 March 2008@05:47:44.
David Whitehead on 21 January 2013@10:04:36.


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