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Headword: Ἀνίει
Adler number: alpha,2461
Translated headword: gave up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] let go, gave in, relaxed.
"The youth gave up nothing more."[1]
And elsewhere: "he did not give up the race."[2]
Also meaning [he/she/it] ceased.
"He no longer gave up [sic] supplicating on everyone's behalf."[3]
And elsewhere: "he did not give up searching, nor was he surfeited with taking."[4]
And elsewhere: "though [John] was suffering more than the damage he had inflicted [...], he nevertheless did not give up."[5]
And elsewhere: "they had gone a long way in courage and did not give up, but encouraging themselves they pressed on in the siege with all their might."[6]
And elsewhere: "neither by night nor by day [to him] giving up on the voyage."[7]
Greek Original:
Ἀνίει: ἠφίει, ἐνεδίδου, ἐχαυνοῦτο. οὐδέν τι πλέον ἀνίει ὁ νεανίας. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἀνίει τοῦ δρόμου. καὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔληγεν. ὁ δὲ ἱκετεύων ὑπὲρ πάντων οὐκέτι ἀνίει. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ ζητῶν οὐκ ἀνίει καὶ λαμβάνων οὐκ ἐνεπίμπλατο. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ κακούμενος πλέον ἤπερ διατιθεὶς ὅμως οὐκ ἀνίει. καὶ αὖθις: οἱ δὲ τὸ πολὺ τῆς τόλμης παρεληλύθεισαν. οὐ μὴν ἀνίεσάν γε, ἀλλὰ παρακελευόμενοι σφίσιν αὐτοῖς πάσῃ δυνάμει προσέκειντο τῇ πολιορκίᾳ. καὶ αὖθις: μήτε νύκτωρ μήτε μεθ' ἡμέραν ἐπανιέντι τοῦ πλοῦ.
The headword verb is illustrated by the first five of the quotations given.
[1] Agathias, Histories 5.21; more fully at omicron 782.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler rejects a suggested attribution to Damascius).
[3] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.6.25.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
[5] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as an abbreviation of Josephus, Jewish War 5.10. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXIII.
[6] Quotation unidentifiable.
[7] Perhaps Arrian: see p.50 Roos. (In any event this quotation uses a compound form of the headword verb.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 July 2000@09:55:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 March 2001@03:35:44.
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David Whitehead (tweaked tr; source identification) on 11 October 2011@04:17:41.
David Whitehead (typo) on 14 March 2012@07:40:36.
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