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Headword: Εἰκότα
Adler number: epsiloniota,85
Translated headword: probabilities, probable [things]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] things guessed.[1]
"[Hannibal] reckoning from probabilities what would happen."[2]
"For a rumor spread, arising from probable reasonings, that the whole army had perished."[3]
Greek Original:
Εἰκότα: τὰ ἐστοχασμένα. συλλογιζόμενος ἐκ τῶν εἰκότων τὸ συμβησόμενον. δόξα γάρ τις ὑπῆλθεν ἐκ τῶν εἰκότων λογισμῶν γενομένη, διεφθάρθαι τὴν στρατιὰν ἅπασαν.
Notes:
The headword, neuter plural, is illustrated by both of the quotations given.
[1] cf. epsiloniota 83, epsiloniota 86, epsiloniota 88, epsiloniota 89.
[2] Polybius 3.93.3 (web address 1).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2005@13:34:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 August 2005@03:13:50.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 23 November 2012@06:16:33.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 November 2012@00:03:43.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference, tweaked link) on 4 April 2018@01:41:13.

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