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Headword: Καχέκται
Adler number: kappa,1151
Translated headword: disaffected, sickly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"In truth there existed among them disaffected [men], addicted to change."
Greek Original:
Καχέκται: ταῖς δὲ ἀληθείαις ὑπῆρχον ἐν αὐτοῖς καχέκται μεταβολῆς οἰκεῖοι.
Notes:
The headword, a nominative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
The quotation itself was attributed by Bernhardy to Polybius, presumably on the strength of other passages in that author which use the headword καχέκτης in this applied (non-medical) way: see LSJ s.v., and cf. kappa 1152. But Adler ventured 'fort. Dam.', and it is now indeed Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.388 Zintzen.
The allusion to "change" may be a euphemism for "death" (LSJ. s.v. μεταβολή II.4); alternatively, constitutional/political revolution.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; medicine; philosophy; politics
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 14 October 2008@08:48:50.
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