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Headword: Ἐχέγγυος
Adler number: epsilon,3981
Translated headword: secure, security-providing, trustworthy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a secure guarantor;[1] one [who is considered] valuable because of [his] credit.[2]
In Thucydides [it means] someone/something strong, able to provide security.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐχέγγυος: ὁ ἀσφαλὴς ἐγγυητής: ὁ διὰ πίστεως ἄξιος. παρὰ δὲ Θουκυδίδῃ ἰσχυρόν, ἐγγυῆσαι δυνάμενον.
The headword is a two-termination compound adjective which literally means 'having security'. For the less common passive sense of the headword ('receiving security'), see already epsilon 3980. For the related adjective ἔγγυος ('reliable', 'giving security'), see epsilon 168.
[1] So already in Hesychius epsilon7589 (cf. more broadly epsilon7590 and epsilon7591), and elsewhere.
[2] Both elements also in Photius, Lexicon epsilon2482; second one (only) in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon.
[3] Thucydides 3.46.1 (web address 1): Diodotus exhorts the Athenians not to trust in the death penalty 'as if it could provide security'.
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Translated by: Lauren Curtis on 8 November 2007@15:11:49.
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Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 9 November 2007@13:50:45.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 November 2007@03:38:10.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 November 2012@07:01:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 November 2014@23:15:21.
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