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Headword: Ἐγχεῖν
Adler number: epsilon,179
Translated headword: to pour in
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to mix in.
Xenophon [writes]: "he commanded the young men to pour [wine] in and to pray to the gods."[1] Meaning to make a libation.
Greek Original:
Ἐγχεῖν: ἐγκεράσαι. Ξενοφῶν: ὁ δὲ τοῖς νεανίσκοις ἐγχεῖν ἐκέλευσεν εὔχεσθαί τε τοῖς θεοῖς. ἢ ἀντὶ τοῦ σπεῖσαι.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For the verb see also epsilon 177, epsilon 1276.
[1] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.3.13 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2005@21:47:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 May 2005@04:53:37.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 27 July 2012@06:26:42.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 July 2012@00:45:16.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 5 December 2015@10:17:54.


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