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Headword: *)apistei=n
Adler number: alpha,3219
Translated headword: to distrust, to disobey
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a dative. The [verb that means] to be disobedient.[1] They also say a)pisti/a, [meaning] disobedience.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] a)/pistos, [meaning] one who does not obey. Thus Plato [sc. uses it].[3]
Greek Original:
*)apistei=n: dotikh=|. to\ a)peiqei=n. le/gousi de\ kai\ *)apisti/an, th\n a)pei/qeian. kai\ *)/apistos, o( mh\ peiqo/menos. ou(/tws *pla/twn.
After the initial grammatical gloss, the entry follows (and abridges) Harpokration s.v.
[1] Harpok. cites Antiphon (fr. 22 Sauppe) and Isocrates (Epistle 2.12) for this.
[2] Harpok. cites Demosthenes (9.38) 'and many others' for this.
[3] Plato, Apology 26E, where a)/pistos seems to mean "not to be believed" (see web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 July 2000@00:59:56.
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