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Headword: Ἔμμισθοι
Adler number: epsilon,988
Translated headword: hired [men], mercenaries
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] those who are due to receive pay.[1] "The Huns became no less mercenaries when they were looting the property of the Romans."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἔμμισθοι: οἱ ὀφείλοντες λαβεῖν μισθόν. οἱ δὲ Οὖννοι οὐδέν τι ἧσσον ἔμμισθοι ἐγίνοντο ληϊζόμενοι τὰ Ῥωμαίων.
Notes:
[1] Nominative plural of this adjective, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of Procopius, Secret History 11.7.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2007@11:11:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and more keywords) on 25 February 2007@03:30:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 16 August 2012@06:30:16.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2012@06:46:05.
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