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Headword: Ἐπέθεντο
Adler number: epsilon,2030
Translated headword: they set themselves to
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they aimed at.[1]
"Nor did he set himself to a confiscation of property."[2] Meaning was greedy, was delighted.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐπέθεντο: ἐπανέστησαν. οὐδὲ χρημάτων ἀφαιρέσει ἐπέθετο. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐλιχνεύσατο, ἐτέρφθη.
Notes:
A combination of data from at least two hands working independently of one another (see esp. n. 3). The headword is third person plural, aorist indicative middle/passive, of ἐπιτίθημι (quoted from somewhere indeterminable). The quotation contains the corresponding singular form of the same verb.
[1] Up to this point the entry = Lexica Segueriana 227.1.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler, but identifiable via the TLG as Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 3.3.7, concerning John the usurper; cf. upsilon 399. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCIII.
[3] The verb in question does not normally have these connotations (web address 1 for the LSJ entry). They are probably extrapolated from the quotation independently of the first part of the entry.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; history; law
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 August 2007@10:30:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 August 2007@03:31:34.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; tweaks) on 11 October 2011@09:53:36.
David Whitehead on 1 October 2012@08:29:56.

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