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Headword: *)eneo/s
Adler number: epsilon,1238
Translated headword: dumb; Eneos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] speechless, mute, awe-struck, toothless, sluggish, absent-minded.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "to the servants, as if mute, they showed what needed to be done."[2]
"Such an earthquake befell [them] during the night that they ran out of the bed-chamber [dumb?]."[3]
It also signifies a proper name.[4]
Greek Original:
*)eneo/s: a)/fwnos, kwfo/s, e)cesthkw/s, nwdo/s, nwxelh/s, mete/wros. *cenofw=n: toi=s de\ paisi\n e)dei/knusan w(/sper e)neoi=s o(/ ti de/oi poiei=n. toso/sde dia\ th=s nukto\s e)ne/pese seismo/s, w(/ste e)ce/qoron e)k th=s koi/ths. shmai/nei de\ kai\ o)/noma ku/rion.
[1] cf. scholia on Plato, Alcibiades 2 140D and Theaetetus 206E; also Hesychius and other lexica (and alpha 4670).
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.5.33; the Greek soldiers are communicating with the Armenians in sign language.
[3] Aelian fr. 248a Domingo-Forasté (part of 250 Hercher): cf. delta 1137. Gronovius suggested that e)nneoi/ should be added to this quotation. Porson compared epsilon 1245.
[4] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 April 2007@00:21:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; typo and other cosmetics) on 11 April 2007@03:20:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 August 2012@05:24:47.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 11 January 2016@04:52:53.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 31 August 2016@00:35:22.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 9 January 2018@18:06:10.


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