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Headword: *pro/optos
Adler number: pi,2544
Translated headword: foreseen, manifest
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] plain in advance, clear in advance.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "these men intend to betray us with a foreseen death".[2]
Greek Original:
*pro/optos: profanh/s, pro/dhlos. *(hro/dotos: h(me/as ou(=toi oi( a)/nqrwpoi proo/ptws qana/tw| me/llousi prodw/sein.
[1] Other lexica have similar glosses for the neuter pro/opton.
[2] From the speech of the Phocian Harmocydes, referring to the Persians, in Herodotus 9.17.4 (which has the dative of the adjective, not the Suda's adverb, and the uncompound verb dw/sein: see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 March 2010@11:05:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 5 May 2010@01:29:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 5 May 2010@03:33:00.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2011@06:44:10.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@07:47:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 12 June 2014@08:56:56.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 19 November 2021@00:24:31.


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