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Headword: Alitêrious
Adler number: alpha,1259
Translated headword: sinners
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning them] disappointing, erring, failing.[1]
"You not only prepared [the way for] unsuccessful men to return, but you also pointed out sinners [amongst] all those under their command".[2]
And elsewhere: "or how could this man fail to be some demonic sinner?"[3]
Greek Original:
Alitêrious: apotuchontas, hamartontas, astochêsantas. ou monon apraktous pareskeuasas epanelthein, alla kai alitêrious pantôn tôn autois entetalmenôn apedeixas. kai authis: ê pôs ouk emellen hode anthrôpos daimôn tis alitêrios einai.
Same entry is ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Three participles gloss the headword, a noun (for which see already alpha 1257 and alpha 1258) perhaps, though not demonstrably, extracted from the first quotation given; all, like it, are in the masculine accusative plural.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Procopius, Secret History 12.27.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 May 2000@20:47:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 January 2001@04:19:17.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 18 June 2002@05:20:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 February 2011@03:48:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 February 2012@03:22:38.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 March 2012@02:22:07.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 28 March 2012@19:55:56.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2015@05:08:03.


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