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Headword: *martu/rontai
Adler number: mu,237
Translated headword: they call to witness
Vetting Status: high
Whenever used for "they bring on or provide testimony," [sc. the verb is in the middle voice]. Plato [in Book] 2 of Republic [writes]: "they call Homer to witness".
Greek Original:
*martu/rontai: o(/tan a)nti\ tou= marturi/an e)pa/gwntai h)\ pare/xwntai. *pla/twn *politei/as b#: to\n *(/omhron martu/rontai.
From Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon, via Photius (mu119 Theodoridis). The passage quoted is Plato, Republic 364D.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 18 April 2009@21:35:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, keywords, status) on 20 April 2009@00:45:49.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 April 2009@05:09:42.
David Whitehead on 8 May 2013@04:10:05.


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