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Headword: *meledai/nein
Adler number: mu,472
Translated headword: to care for, to attend upon
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to take care of.[1] Herodotus [writes] "he left behind the sick men, [ordering] the cities both to care for them and to nourish them."[2]
Greek Original:
*meledai/nein: e)pimelei=sqai. *(hro/dotos: tou\s nose/ontas kate/lipen e)n th=|si po/lisi meledai/nein te kai\ tre/fein.
[1] cf. generally mu 473, mu 474, mu 475.
[2] The quotation from Herodotus (8.115.3) has been abbreviated, with the participle e)pita/sswn, "ordering," being left out. The subject of the sentence is Xerxes, who is leaving behind his sick soldiers on his march back to the Hellespont. See web address 1 for the full passage. The same passage is cited by LSJ in their definition of the headword, meledai/nein (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; food; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 9 May 2009@21:39:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 May 2009@04:48:27.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 15 May 2013@03:29:18.


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