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Headword: Ἐπόγδοον
Adler number: epsilon,2792
Translated headword: at-one-eighth
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [sum of money] lent out which results in the lender getting the eighth part of the capital [sc. as interest]; three obols from the four-drachma [sc. loan], for instance.
Greek Original:
Ἐπόγδοον: τὸ δεδανεισμένον, ὥστε τοῦ κεφαλαίου τὸ ὄγδοον μέρος λαβεῖν τὸν δανειστήν: οἷον τριώβολον τοῦ τετραδράχμου.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on the headword's appearance in Demosthenes 50.17.
cf. generically epsilon 2730.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 November 2000@11:05:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 6 July 2003@20:33:55.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keyword) on 7 July 2003@03:12:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 7 July 2011@11:16:24.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2016@10:19:29.

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