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Headword: *pih/nanta
Adler number: pi,1569
Translated headword: having fattened, having enriched
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning him] having made [them] fat.[1] "[It is said that] when Alyattes was besieging Priene, Bias the wise man, having fattened two mules, drove them out into the camp. When [Alyattes] saw them he was amazed, that their [sc. the Prienians'] prosperity extended even to animals. And he decided to make a treaty and sent out a messenger."[2]
Greek Original:
*pih/nanta: liparou\s e)rgasa/menon. *)alua/ttou poliorkou=ntos *prih/nhn, to\n *bi/anta to\n sofo\n pih/nanta du/o h(mio/nous e)cela/sai ei)s to\ strato/pedon. to\n de\ sunido/nta kataplagh=nai, to\ me/xri kai\ a)lo/gwn diatei/nein au)tw=n th\n eu)qhni/an. kai\ e)boulh/qh spei/sasqai kai\ ei)se/pemyen a)/ggelon.
[1] The headword -- Ionic aorist participle of piai/nw, masculine accusative singular -- is presumably extracted from the quotation given. (For the Attic aorist of this verb, see pi 1544, pi 1547.)
[2] Diogenes Laertius 1.83. (On this source, and episode, see the note at alpha 1423.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; history; military affairs; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 March 2012@23:48:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 March 2012@04:48:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 20 March 2012@11:21:54.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:11:11.


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