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Headword: *prose/xoien
Adler number: pi,2660
Translated headword: they might apply
Vetting Status: high
To attend to with care. "[...] in order that the enemy might apply their mind to this."[1]
And elsewhere: "he was not altogether applying [sc. his mind] to his books".[2]
Greek Original:
*prose/xoien: e)pimelw=s threi=n. o(/pws oi( pole/mioi tau/th| prose/xoien to\n nou=n. kai\ au)=qis: ou)de\ pa/nu ti prosei=xe toi=s bibli/ois.
For the idiom see generally LSJ s.v. prose/xw, 3 (with to\n nou=n) and 4 (without).
[1] A light abridgement -- the original has 'to this road' -- of Xenophon, Anabasis 4.2.2 (web address 1). The quotation has the optative, like the headword, while the glossing phrase as transmitted uses a present infinitive. The editio princeps of Demetrius Chalcocondyles emended the gloss to threi=en; Aemilius Portus preferred throi=en.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 81 Zintzen (37 Asmus).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 May 2010@08:35:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 9 May 2010@12:05:51.
David Whitehead (another note) on 10 May 2010@03:09:44.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2011@07:47:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 October 2013@06:22:39.
Catharine Roth (my typo) on 19 May 2015@01:27:22.
David Whitehead on 24 May 2016@08:05:40.


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