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Headword: Ἀχαριστεῖν
Adler number: alpha,4674
Translated headword: to be ungrateful
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] not to show gratitude.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related adverb] ἀχαρίστως ["ungratefully"], [meaning] not thanking.
Xenophon [writes]: "for I suppose that you would not behave ungratefully to me, neither you nor the rest of all Greece."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀχαριστεῖν: μὴ χαρίζεσθαι. καὶ Ἀχαρίστως, τὸ μὴ εὐχαριστεῖν. Ξενοφῶν: οἶμαι γὰρ ὅτι οὐκ ἂν ἀχαρίστως ἐμοὶ ἔχειν οὔτε πρὸς ὑμῶν οὔτε πρὸς τῆς ἄλλης πάσης Ἑλλάδος.
Notes:
Same verb again at alpha 4675.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius and in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; perhaps quoted from Plato, Symposium 186C.
[2] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 2.3.18 (web address 1 below). For the adverb, see also alpha 4676.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@15:44:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 June 2001@04:05:00.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 29 August 2002@02:15:04.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 29 August 2002@03:52:28.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 9 May 2012@06:17:44.
Catharine Roth (coding, tweaked link) on 24 December 2014@18:24:59.

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