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Headword: Agerôchia
Adler number: alpha,202
Translated headword: haughtiness, manliness, nobility
Vetting Status: high
"The Scythians are supercilious and exceedingly haughty."[2]
By virtue of being exceedingly boastful or by virtue of being exceedingly honored.[3]
Also [sc. attested is] a)ge/rwxos, [meaning] honorable, manly.[4]
Agathias [writes]: "mounting a horse who was very obedient to the rein and noble, and not the sort to leap and prance in uncontrolled fashion."[5]
And elsewhere: "how he might be reputable and honorable to those who came later."[6]
Or a)ge/rwxos, [meaning] the boastful person.[7]
Greek Original:
Agerôchia: huperêphania. hoti hoi Skuthai eisin huperoptikoi kai lian agerôchoi. para to agan auchein ê para to agan gerouchein. Agerôchos, entimos, andreios. Agathias: hippou epibas euêniôtatou te kai agerôchou kai hoiou ouk atakta exallesthai kai skirtan. kai authis: hôs an esoito eukleês tois metepeita kai agerôchos. ê Agerôchos, ho alazôn.
The ambiguity of this concept, which the entry illustrates, is also noted in LSJ.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Either way, an etymological gloss (paralleled in Etymologicum Magnum 7.47) on the adjective cognate with the headword; it assumes a link with the adverb a)/gan.
[4] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[5] Agathias, Histories 1.21.
[6] Quotation unidentifiable.
[7] Same glossing, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 October 2000@10:07:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@10:27:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2011@07:20:45.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 December 2011@16:59:45.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 July 2015@23:14:41.


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