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Headword: Ἐθελοκακῆσαι
Adler number: epsilon,302
Translated headword: to do evil wilfully
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to chose evil intentionally.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ἐθελοκακοῦντα ["him doing evil wilfully"],[2] [meaning] him intentionally choosing evil. "[...] that he was doing evil wilfully in his course and was caught persisting [sc. in this]."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐθελοκακῆσαι: ἑκουσίως ἑλέσθαι τὸ κακόν. καὶ Ἐθελοκακοῦντα, ἑκουσίως τὸ κακὸν αἱρούμενον. ἐθελοκακοῦντα αὐτὸν περὶ τὴν πορείαν καὶ καταληφθῆναι παραμένοντα.
Notes:
cf. generally epsilon 303, epsilon 304.
[1] Aorist infinitive(s).
[2] Present participle, here in the masculine accusative singular as determined by the quotation which follows.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 December 2005@22:11:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 December 2005@03:24:13.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 20 December 2005@11:39:55.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 March 2011@06:22:46.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 July 2012@09:53:33.

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