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Headword: *)amfisbhtei=n
Adler number: alpha,1763
Translated headword: to dispute
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] not to be in agreement, but, in effect, to diverge and be in dispute.[1]
"Ptolemy, knowing that his own ancestors had held Coele Syria, prepared to make great disputation in support of these claims; for he hoped that the territory which had previously been lost in an unjust war he might now recover, justly, on the same terms".[2]
And Aelian [writes]: "for some were wrangling and disputing with the others".[3]
"So it was no longer a matter of dispute but that this was the man who had died."[4]
Greek Original:
*)amfisbhtei=n: mh\ sumfwnei=n, a)ll' oi(=on xwri\s bai/nein kai\ a)mfiba/llein. o( de\ *ptolemai=os ei)dw\s tou\s e(autou= progo/nous e)sxhko/tas th\n *koi/lhn *suri/an paraskeua\s e)poiei=to mega/las a)mfisbhtw=n tau/tais: h)/lpize ga\r th\n a)di/kw| pole/mw| pro/teron a)neime/nhn to/te dikai/ws toi=s au)toi=s no/mois a)nakth/sasqai. kai\ *ai)liano/s: h)mfisbh/toun ga\r tou\s e(te/rous e(/teroi proballo/menoi. ou)ke/ti ou)=n h)=n a)mfisbhth/sima to\ mh\ ou) tou=ton e)kei=non ei)=nai to\n teqnhko/ta.
cf. alpha 1762, alpha 1764, alpha 1765, alpha 1766.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius alpha1366 Theodoridis.
[2] Diodorus Siculus 30.2 (on Ptolemy VI Philometor), slightly modified.
[3] Aelian fr. 136 Domingo-Forasté (133 Hercher).
[4] Iamblichus fr. 41 Habrich.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 August 2000@22:33:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; cosmetics) on 23 January 2001@09:57:11.
Joseph L. Rife (translation, note, keyword) on 10 September 2001@05:01:27.
Joseph L. Rife (fixed note) on 10 September 2001@14:35:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2002@05:43:39.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2, added keyword) on 11 February 2012@22:54:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 21 February 2012@07:22:55.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@04:51:44.


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