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Headword: Ἐδοκίμαζεν
Adler number: epsilon,245
Translated headword: was testing, saw fit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was judging.[1] "He was silent about these [matters which] he thought fit to conceal."[2]
And Appian [writes]: "drawing back to the houses, he gathered those whom he was testing".[3] Meaning [those whom] he judged to be worthy of examination.
Greek Original:
Ἐδοκίμαζεν: ἔκρινε. σιωπηλὸς ἦν ἐπὶ τούτοις ἀποκρύπτειν ἐδοκίμαζε. καὶ Ἀππιανός: ὁ δὲ ἐπὶ τὰς οἰκίας χωρῶν συνελάμβανεν, ὅσους ἐδοκίμαζεν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔκρινεν ἐτάσεως εἶναι ἀξίους.
[1] The headword -- illustrated by both of the quotations given -- is third person singular, imperfect, of δοκιμάζω ; cf. delta 1327, delta 1328, epsilon 246.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 59 Zintzen (28 Asmus, 30B Athanassiadi); quoted again at epsilon 1181.
[3] Appian fr. 4.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 February 2006@00:56:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note number; other tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 February 2006@03:34:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 29 July 2012@07:27:07.


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