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Headword: *parasxhmati/zein
Adler number: pi,455
Translated headword: to act under false pretences
Vetting Status: high
"He was criticizing the soldiers of the king/emperor, asserting them to act under false pretences, providing no genuine utility."[1] [Meaning] to diverge from the truth.
Greek Original:
*parasxhmati/zein: tou\s tou= basile/ws stratiw/tas die/bale fa/skwn, tou/tous me\n parasxhmati/zein, ou)demi/an a)lhqinh\n xrei/an parexome/nous. tou= a)lhqou=s paratre/pesqai.
The headword infinitive (for which cf. sigma 1785) is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. (Casaubon suggested Polybius.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2006@07:00:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 April 2006@12:23:28.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 5 August 2009@03:20:38.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 May 2011@05:07:10.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2011@06:23:21.


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