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Headword: *para/gesqai
Adler number: pi,310
Translated headword: to be swayed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be persuaded. Thucydides [writes]: "he told them not to be swayed by words alone [but] to send some of their number [...] to bring them news [...]."[1]
Greek Original:
*para/gesqai: metapei/qesqai. *qoukudi/dhs: keleu/ei au)tou\s mh\ lo/gois mo/non para/gesqai h)\ pe/myai sfw=n au)tw=n a)/ndras, oi(/tines a)paggelou=si.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] An approximation of Thucydides 1.91.2 (web address 1): Themistocles (theta 124, theta 125), in Sparta in 479 BCE, is seeking to allay the Spartans' fears that the walls of Athens are being rebuilt.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics; science and technology
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 6 September 2009@13:33:24.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (tweaks and cosmetics, added keywords, raised status) on 7 September 2009@22:52:38.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 September 2009@06:50:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 29 August 2011@07:24:04.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2013@05:26:46.


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