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Headword: Ἀνύτειν
Adler number: alpha,2798
Translated headword: to accomplish
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to fulfill, to be effective.
"Since the barbarians were not able to accomplish anything further, either as in a siege sitting on the breastwork or pressing on to a battle on the walls, they determined to make trial of another method, bold and noble and adventurous."[1]
"Ninus was at his wit's end, able to accomplish nothing."[2] That is, to do [nothing].
Greek Original:
Ἀνύτειν: πληροῦν, ἐνεργεῖν. ἐπεὶ δὲ οὐδέν τι πλέον εἶχον ἀνύτειν οἱ βάρβαροι, οὔτε ὡς ἐν πολιορκίᾳ ἐφεδρεύοντες τῷ ἐρύματι, οὔτε πρὸς τειχομαχίαν ἐγκείμενοι, ἔγνωσαν τρόπου ἑτέρου αὐθάδους τε καὶ γενναίου καὶ φιλοκινδύνου ἀποπειραθῆναι. ὁ δὲ Νῖνος ἐν ἀμηχανίᾳ ἦν, μηδὲν δυνάμενος ἀνύτειν. τουτέστι πράττειν.
Notes:
cf. alpha 2783, alpha 2794, alpha 2795, alpha 2796, alpha 2797, alpha 2799. The present entry's infinitive is illustrated by both of the quotations given.
[1] Agathias, Histories 5.21 (p.325 Niebuhr).
[2] Quotation tentatively attributed by Adler to Nicolaus of Damascus. Ultimately, perhaps, from Ctesias: see Andrea Favuzzi, 'Frammenti di storia assira nella Suda'. Annali della Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Universita degli studi di Bari "Aldo Moro" 51 (2008) 39-51, at 40. For Ninus, the legendary Assyrian king and eponymous founder of Ninevah, see nu 417 and generally e.g. Strabo 16.1.1-2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 28 April 2001@22:00:50.
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David Whitehead (modified notes; cosmetics) on 29 April 2001@06:48:54.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 30 April 2001@02:01:46.
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David Whitehead (augmented n.2; cosmetics) on 8 June 2010@04:42:10.
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