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Headword: *penthkosth\
Adler number: pi,983
Translated headword: fiftieth
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
['fiftieth] and 'to collect the fiftieth' and 'fiftieth-collectors'. The fiftieth [is] a tax that people pay, and fiftieth-collectors [are] those who collect this, and 'to collect the fiftieth' [means] to levy the fiftieth. These things are to be found in the [speech] Against Meidias and in the [speech] In response to the special plea of Lakritos of Demosthenes,[1] and in [a speech] of Hyperides, On the donations of Eubulus.[2]
Greek Original:
*penthkosth\ kai\ *penthkosteu/esqai kai\ *penthkostolo/goi: penthkosth\ me\n to\ te/los, o(\ telou=si, penthkostolo/goi de\ oi( tou=to e)kle/gontes, penthkosteu/esqai de\ to\ pra/ttesqai th\n penthkosth/n. tau=ta de/ e)stin eu(rei=n e)n tw=| kata\ *meidi/ou kai\ e)n tw=| pro\s th\n *lakri/tou paragrafh\n *dhmosqe/nous, kai\ *(uperi/dous e)n tw=| peri\ tw=n *eu)bou/lou dwrew=n.
Notes:
Harpokration s.v., reproduced unusually fully.
See also pi 984.
[1] Demosthenes 21.166 (web address 1) and 35.29 (web address 2).
[2] Hyperides fr. 106 Jensen.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2000@06:10:27.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, modified translation, added links and keywords, set status) on 16 December 2003@20:39:22.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; another keyword; other cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@03:10:00.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 20 March 2010@00:31:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@05:32:25.

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