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Headword: *tou)/mpikes
Adler number: tau,823
Translated headword: toumpikes; may you conquer
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Something said to] the emperors of the Romans.
Greek Original:
*tou)/mpikes: oi( basilei=s tw=n *(rwmai/wn.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in mss AF (but added in the margin of A, and placed earlier in V).
Adler comments in her apparatus 'vox Meursio ignota', i.e. unidentifiable by the learned Jan de Meurs (1579-1639).
Nick Nicholas reports that tou/bikas or tou/mbikas, from Latin tu vincas "may you conquer", is attested in the writings of Constantine Porphyrogenitus and Theophanes the Confessor (see Lampe s.v.). That is to say, it does not mean "emperors," but is an acclamation addressed to emperors.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 February 2014@06:29:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 February 2014@10:34:18.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 February 2014@04:17:07.
Catharine Roth (modified note and keywords, with information from N. Nicholas) on 19 November 2014@22:22:22.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2014@02:41:37.


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