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Headword: Etôthazon
Adler number: epsilon,3331
Translated headword: they were mocking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were teasing, they were slandering, they were reviling. "They were insulting Chosroes from the battlements and, with unseemly laughter, mocking [him]."[1]
Or[2] 'they mocked',[3] [meaning] they boasted.
Greek Original:
Etôthazon: eskôpton, echleuazon, eloidoroun. hoi de es ton Chosroên hubrizon apo tôn epalxeôn kai xun gelôti akosmôi etôthazon. ê Etôthasan, ekauchêsanto.
Same entry, minus the quotation, taken over by ps.-Zonaras. The primary headword -- presumably extracted from the quotation -- is imperfect, third person plural, of twqa/zw (tau 855).
[1] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.8.6. For Chosroes see generally chi 418.
[2] In ps.-Zonaras this connection is changed (for the better) to 'And [sc. also attested is]'.
[3] Aorist, third person plural, of the same verb; perhaps quoted from Cassius Dio 43.20.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 January 2008@05:18:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 January 2008@00:20:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 January 2008@03:03:55.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2012@04:05:31.
David Whitehead on 21 February 2016@06:21:49.


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