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Headword: *)eksth=nai
Adler number: epsilon,624
Translated headword: to stand aside
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to give way.[1] "[His advice was] to stand aside from the wretchedness of the lesser folk in favor of others."[2]
And elsewhere: "[that] Mithridates [...] was to yield Bithynia to Nikomedes."[3]
Greek Original:
*)eksth=nai: paraxwrh=sai. th=s e)pi\ toi=s h(/ttosi talaipwri/as e(te/rois e)ksth=nai. kai\ au)=qis: *miqrida/thn e)ksth=nai *biquni/as *nikomh/dei.
[1] The headword, illustrated by both of the quotations given, is (intransitive) aorist active infinitive of e)ci/sthmi; cf. epsilon 1661, epsilon 1770, epsilon 1771, epsilon 1772.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler, but a TLG search reveals it to be Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 3.68. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXIII.
[3] Adler's note reads 'Plut. vid. Cass D. 1 p.CVIII'. More simply, it is Plutarch, Sulla 22.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 January 2006@01:00:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 19 January 2006@04:00:37.
Catharine Roth (reduced cross-references) on 14 July 2007@19:33:24.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes) on 14 February 2011@05:20:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 11 October 2011@04:29:55.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 August 2012@03:37:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 August 2012@10:20:59.


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