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Headword: *malaki/a
Adler number: mu,89
Translated headword: softness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] laziness.[1]
"[Hannibal] appointed his brother to command the rearguard particularly because of the Celts' softness and aversion to hard work".[3]
Greek Original:
*malaki/a: r(aqumi/a. no/sos. kai\ ma/lista dia\ ta\s malaki/as tw=n *keltw=n kai\ fugoponi/as w(/rise to\n a)delfo\n ou)ragei=n.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] Likewise in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu59 Theodoridis), and cf. generally mu 90 (also mu 91).
[3] A recasting of Polybius 3.79.4.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 December 2003@09:06:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 December 2003@13:27:42.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 26 December 2003@13:32:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 29 April 2013@04:57:17.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@11:30:14.


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