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Headword: Eisphthareis
Adler number: epsiloniota,329
Translated headword: having gone in for ruin
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] going in somewhere for a bad result. But e)kfqarei/s [means] going out. This is how they say going out for a bad result.
Greek Original:
Eisphthareis: to epi kakôi eiselthein pou. ekphthareis de exelthôn. houtô legetai to epi kakôi exelthein.
From epsilon 710, referring to Aristophanes, Peace 72. The headword, though rare, occurs in Josephus Jewish War 1.513 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 July 2005@11:59:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 7 July 2005@03:35:17.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 7 July 2005@11:55:32.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 7 July 2005@11:58:12.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@06:16:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 December 2012@12:47:23.


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