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Headword: Αἱρεῖ
Adler number: alphaiota,296
Translated headword: takes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] destroys, kills.
Sophocles [writes]: "for war willingly takes no bad man, but always the good men."[1]
Greek Original:
Αἱρεῖ: ἀναιρεῖ, φονεύει. Σοφοκλῆς: πόλεμος γὰρ οὐδέν' ἄνδρ' ἑκὼν αἱρεῖ πονηρόν, ἀλλὰ τοὺς χρηστοὺς ἀεί.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras. The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Philoctetes 436-7 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 March 2003@01:02:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 March 2003@02:57:27.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 16 May 2012@07:19:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 May 2012@00:28:29.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded note) on 30 November 2015@04:29:58.


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