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Headword: Anaisimou
Adler number: alpha,2203
Translated headword: used up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] spent, expended.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the infinitive] a)naisimou=n ["to use up"] in Herodotus meaning to expend, to spend.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the subjunctive] a)naisimw=si ["they would use up"].
"They strangled their women, so that they would not use up the grain."[3]
Greek Original:
Anaisimou: anêliske, katedapana. kai Anaisimoun para Hêrodotôi anti tou dapanan, analiskein. kai Anaisimôsi, katanaliskôsi. tas de gunaikas apepnixan, hina mê ton siton anaisimôsin.
Ionic verb: see LSJ s.v.
[1] The only other attestation of the headword -- an imperfect with aorist force -- occurs in Herodotus 1.185.4 (on the construction by Nitocris [nu 433a] of an embankment along the Euphrates), from where it is surely quoted.
[2] From glosses on Herodotus 1.72.3, where the passive a)naisimou=ntai occurs (of a period of time).
[3] Herodotus 3.150.2 (which actually has the *aorist* subjective, a)naisimw/swsi).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; science and technology; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 June 2000@08:23:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added note and keywords.) on 16 June 2000@11:34:06.
David Whitehead (added keywords; restorative and other cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@09:23:54.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 1 March 2012@07:36:25.
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