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Headword: *)afaurote/rois
Adler number: alpha,4566
Translated headword: more feeble (ones), rather feeble (ones)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning by/for/with] more/rather weak [ones].[1]
"For not feeble does he know the scales of upright justice from Zeus."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the genitive singular] a)faurou= ["of a feeble"], [meaning] of a weak.[3]
Greek Original:
*)afaurote/rois: a)sqeneste/rois. ou) ga\r a)fauro\s e)k *dio\s i)qei/hs oi)=de ta/lanta di/khs. kai\ *)afaurou=, a)sqenou=s.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword, masculine/neuter dative plural of this comparative, must be quoted from somewhere; extant possibilities include Pindar and Oppian.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.267.3-4 (Diotimus), a dedication to Artemis on a landowner's estate; again at iota 238, with (correctly) the adverb "feebly"; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 94); (vol. II, 272-273); and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 2486, kappa 1784, and sigma 874. Gow and Page note (vol. I, 94) that Hugo Stadtm├╝ller (1845-1906) here suggested the emendation a)maurw=s (dimly, obscurely), but they agree with the Suda at iota 238 in rendering this fragment via the adverb: "for not feebly" (ou) ga\r a)faurw=s).
[3] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; quoted from Homer, Iliad 7.235.
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 August 2001@02:23:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 August 2001@03:54:38.
David Whitehead (re-modified translation: corrected my own error) on 9 August 2001@03:14:20.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 May 2012@08:48:42.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@05:10:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 7 January 2019@02:09:10.
Catharine Roth on 7 January 2019@02:09:59.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 1 December 2021@19:34:54.
Ronald Allen (corrected and augmented n.2) on 2 December 2021@20:51:15.

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