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Headword: *(ra|qumei=n
Adler number: rho,23
Translated headword: to relax
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Means] not, as we say, to spend time on sex, but simply to be idle and to luxuriate; from giving very easy things [rhasta] to the spirit [thumos].[1]
Polybius [writes]: "when everyone was congratulating Publius [= Scipio] [...] and urging him to stop and to relax, since he had put an end to the war, he said that he considered them fortunate in having such opinions."[2]
Greek Original:
*(ra|qumei=n: ou)x w(s h(mei=s famen to\ toi=s a)frodisi/ois sxola/zein, a)lla\ a(plw=s to\ a)rgei=n kai\ trufa=n: para\ to\ ta\ r(a=|sta tw=| qumw=| dido/nai. *polu/bios: pa/ntwn eu)daimonizo/ntwn to\n *po/plion kai\ parakalou/ntwn a)napau/esqai kai\ r(a|qumei=n, e)pei\ pe/ras e)pite/qeike tw=| pole/mw|, makari/zein au)tou\s e)/fh, o(/ti toiau/tas e)/xousi ta\s dialh/yeis.
cf. rho 24 (and pi 1754).
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius rho27 Theodoridis.
[2] Polybius 11.24a.1, abridged and lightly paraphrased (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 January 2010@06:10:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added link, set status) on 23 January 2010@22:06:57.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 January 2010@04:35:50.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2011@10:27:08.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@09:45:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 2 January 2022@00:38:25.


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