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Headword: *yhfi/smata
Adler number: psi,80
Translated headword: decisions, decrees, proposals passed by vote
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] opinions prevailing.[1]
"This was agreed, if the emperor of the Romans should cast his ballot for the decision."[2] Meaning [if] it should prevail.
Greek Original:
*yhfi/smata: gnw=mai a)re/skousai. cunh/rese de\ ta\ toia/de, ei) o( *(rwmai/wn basileu\s tw=| do/gmati e)piyhfi/soito. a)nti\ tou= a)resqh=|.
[1] The headword, a neuter noun (here in the plural), literally -- though rarely in practice -- means collective decisions reached by casting pebbles (psi 85, psi 86) as ballots. The present plural (evidently quoted from somewhere) has the same glossing already in Hesychius.
[2] As Adler notes, Roos hesitantly attributed this quotation to Arrian. In fact it comes, with the addition of tw=| do/gmati, from Menander Protector (fr.18.3 Blockley). See now Favuzzi [cited under alpha 1990] 61.
Keywords: biography; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2005@19:11:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented translation, notes and keywords) on 31 December 2005@05:10:37.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 8 June 2010@03:50:23.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 February 2011@18:22:14.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 7 February 2011@03:08:05.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@05:22:44.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 30 May 2016@08:27:47.


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