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Headword: *metece/teroi
Adler number: mu,763
Translated headword: some
Vetting Status: high
In Herodotus [this term is used] instead of 'some people.'
"But some of them turned to dice, others to sleep."
Greek Original:
*metece/teroi: par' *(hrodo/tw| a)nti\ tou= e)/nioi. oi( de\ metece/teroi au)tw=n oi( me\n pro\s ku/bous, oi( de\ pro\s u(/pnon e)tre/ponto.
The headword, masculine nominative plural, is an Ionic dialect word used in Herodotus (here its use at 1.63.1 is quoted) and also in the Corpus Hippocraticum.
For dice and games played with dice see kappa 2602 and pi 1384.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 9 December 2000@10:11:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 September 2002@05:08:01.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2013@09:18:54.


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