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Headword: *mesegguou=ntai
Adler number: mu,654
Translated headword: they deposit with a third party
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they become guarantors, or they create guarantors. As also Isocrates in Against the Sophists [sc. uses the term].[1]
Greek Original:
*mesegguou=ntai: e)gguhtai\ gi/nontai, h)\ e)gguhta\s poiou=ntai. w(s kai\ *)isokra/ths e)n tw=| *kata\ tw=n sofistw=n.
Same or very similar entry elsewhere: see the references at Photius mu297 Theodoridis. Versions such as the Suda's which include 'or' in the glossing phrase make explicit the otherwise implicit doubt as to how exactly the headword is to be understood.
cf. mu 650; mu 651; mu 653.
[1] Isocrates 13.5 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: Tony Natoli on 11 April 2004@03:51:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 11 April 2004@23:24:56.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 April 2004@05:30:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 16 May 2013@07:42:53.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@07:43:22.
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