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Headword: ᾙρεῖτο
Adler number: eta,501
Translated headword: used to choose, used to take [for oneself]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] used to select, used to prefer.[1]
"He used to choose as much of the gravel that was being brought in for the foundations [...]"[2]
Greek Original:
ᾙρεῖτο: ἐξελέγετο, προέκρινεν. ᾑρεῖτο δὲ ὁπόσον κάχληκος τοῦ ἐμφερομένου τοῖς ἐδάφεσιν.
Notes:
[1] The headword -- imperfect middle of αἱρέω , third person singular; cf. eta 500, eta 502 -- is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Quotation again at kappa 1154. Jonathan Toup (1713-1785), in his Emendationes in Suidam, compared it to Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 5.18 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 October 2006@00:16:22.
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