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Headword: *proba/llesqai
Adler number: pi,2324
Translated headword: to bring forward
Vetting Status: high
Meaning to proffer. Thucydides [writes]: "but [it is necessary to speak of] the Persian Wars and the rest of the things that you yourselves know, even if perpetually bringing them forward will be rather tiresome".[1] And the Orator [writes]: "the perpetual talk I see them perpetually bringing forward".[2]
Greek Original:
*proba/llesqai: a)nti\ tou= protei/nesqai. *qoukudi/dhs: ta\ de\ *mhdika\ kai\ o(/sa au)toi\ ta/contai di' o)/xlou ma/llon e)/stai a)ei\ proballome/noisi. kai\ o( *(rh/twr: th\n a)eilogi/an o(rw= a)ei\ proballome/nous.
The headword is present middle infinitive of proba/llw.
Same entry (but without the garbling: see n.1 below) in Photius pi1180 Theodoridis.
For this verb see also pi 2327, pi 2328.
[1] Thucydides 1.73.2 (here garbled: read o(/sa au)toi\ cu/niste, ei) kai/ for the Suda's untranslatable o(/sa au)toi\ ta/contai). See web address 1.
[2] Demosthenes 19.2 -- which in fact, as transmitted, has proteinome/nous rather than the Suda's proballome/nous. See web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 March 2010@08:20:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 21 April 2010@00:45:05.
David Whitehead (another note) on 21 April 2010@03:00:17.
David Whitehead (aded primary note and another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 November 2011@07:43:26.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@06:42:22.
David Whitehead on 10 April 2015@02:56:36.


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