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Headword: *)anh/nasqai
Adler number: alpha,2417
Translated headword: to refuse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to reject utterly. Homer [writes]: "they were ashamed to refuse [the challenge], but afraid to accept [it]."[1]
And Aelian [writes]: "they, because they were not in a position to refuse the ordinance, put the decision to Antigonos, on which Locrian city should send tribute."[2]
Greek Original:
*)anh/nasqai: a)parnh/sasqai. *(/omhros: ai)/desqen me\n a)nh/nasqai, dei=san d' u(pode/xqai. kai\ *ai)liano/s: oi( de\, ou)de\ ga\r e)/sxon a)nh/nasqai to\ pro/stagma, e)p' *)antigo/nw| ti/qentai th\n kri/sin, u(pe\r tou= ti/na xrh\ *lokrikh\n po/lin pe/mpein dasmo/n.
[1] Homer, Iliad 7.93 (web address 1 below), with scholion; similarly in other lexica.
[2] Aelian fr. 50f Domingo-Forasté (part of fr. 47 Hercher); cf. epsilon 3257, epsilon 3852.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; epic; geography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2001@19:51:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 3 June 2001@09:15:32.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 March 2012@06:16:58.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, upgraded link) on 24 March 2012@00:51:25.
David Whitehead on 16 July 2015@04:10:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 18 March 2016@07:09:12.


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