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Headword: Autotelês
Adler number: alpha,4530
Translated headword: self-sufficient
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] capable.
Polybius [writes]: "let these things be said on account of the prudence of the Romans and the folly of those who make light of what is beyond their understanding but think themselves to be self-sufficient and capable of restoring their own forces."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] au)totelh\s di/kh ["self-sufficient lawsuit"], [one] from which there is no appeal to another [suit]. And [it is] absolutely authoritative itself.[3]
Greek Original:
Autotelês: hikanos. teleios. Polubios: tauta eirêsthô charin tês Rhômaiôn euboulias kai tês anoias tôn oligôrountôn tês tôn ektos sunkatatheseôs, autoteleis de nomizontôn einai pros to katorthoun tas spheteras dunameis. kai Autotelês dikê, aph' hês ouk estin ekkalesasthai eph' heteran. kai auto to kurion haplôs.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Polybius fr. 23 B├╝ttner-Wobst.
[3] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. (The concept probably goes back to classical Athens but is only attested in lexicography.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 August 2001@17:35:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 7 August 2001@03:35:08.
David Whitehead (another note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 4 May 2012@03:58:19.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:35:11.
Ronald Allen (cosmetics) on 4 August 2018@23:31:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 August 2018@21:59:06.


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