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Headword: *)ecefoi/ta
Adler number: epsilon,1678
Translated headword: was spreading abroad
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was divulging.[1] "He was spreading abroad the rites of the Samothracians to the uninitiated and impure; being discovered, he escaped to the Cyzicenians."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ecefoi/ta: e)qria/mbeuen. o( de\ para\ tou\s a)tele/stous kai\ bebh/lous e)cefoi/ta ta\ tw=n *samoqra|kw=n o)/rgia: o(\s fwraqei\s a)pe/dra pro\s tou\s *kuzikhnou/s.
[1] Likewise in ps.-Zonaras. The headword is imperfect of e)kfoita/w, third person singular. It is probably extracted here from the quotation given. (It does occur much earlier, in Herodotus 3.68.2, but intransitively there).
[2] Aelian fr. 48a Domingo-Forasté (45 Hercher). The identity of this individual is unknown, but cf. generally sigma 79.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 July 2007@01:20:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 July 2007@04:49:16.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 25 March 2012@01:22:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 16 September 2012@09:11:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 16 January 2016@06:55:04.


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