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Headword: Εἰκότα
Adler number: epsiloniota,85
Translated headword: probabilities, probable [things]
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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