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Headword: *)wtakoustei=n
Adler number: omega,259
Translated headword: to eavesdrop
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a genitive.[1] [Meaning] to wish to learn secrets from certain people.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] w)takousth/s ['eavesdropper/spy'].[3]
Greek Original:
*)wtakoustei=n: genikh=|. ta\ kru/fia manqa/nein e)qe/lein dia/ tinwn. kai\ *)wtakousth/s.
For an early instance of the headword verb see Herodotus 8.130.4; and note also e.g. Xenophon, Cyropaedia 8.2.10, on the Persian 'Kings's Ears' (and 'King's Eyes').
[1] This usage is not independently attested.
[2] Similar glossing, variously, in other lexica.
[3] cf. under mu 1036 and omicron 1012.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 September 2005@22:17:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 September 2005@05:04:14.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 3 November 2013@08:55:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 June 2014@23:08:37.


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