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Headword: Χειροδίκαιος
Adler number: chi,251
Translated headword: might-is-right-man, one who believes that might makes right
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
The entry in LSJ s.v. (web address 1 below) does not define this adjective, which is attested only here; but cf. the related word χειροδίκαι in Hesiod, Works and Days 189 (web address 2), the plural of χειροδίκης ("one who believes that might makes right"). Previous Suda editors advocated a change to either χειροδίκης or χειροδίκαι here too.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 March 2008@15:44:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 21 March 2008@22:33:22.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 23 March 2008@05:32:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; expanded note) on 8 August 2011@04:02:51.


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