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Headword: *po/tmon
Adler number: pi,2136
Translated headword: destiny
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] fate, death.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] eu)/potmos ["well-destinied"], [meaning] he who is ending his life finely.
"[He] who came miserable and pitifully to an old age in no way well-destinied."[2]
Greek Original:
*po/tmon: mo/ron, qa/naton. kai\ *eu)/potmos, o( kalw=s to\n bi/on katastre/fwn. o(\s oi)ktrw=s kai\ e)leeinw=s e)s gh=ras h)=lqen ou)damh= eu)/potmon.
[1] Same headword (accusative case) and glosses in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.359, where it occurs. For this word see also under epsilon 861, mu 1169.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler boldly asserts 'Aelian', on no discernible basis.) On the remark itself, note the opposite at kappa 1069.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2009@07:49:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 November 2009@12:26:37.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 2 November 2009@02:57:22.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.2) on 27 October 2011@05:58:11.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2013@04:39:13.


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