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Headword: Κληρονομῶ
Adler number: kappa,1781
Translated headword: I inherit, I obtain
Vetting Status: high
When it means I take and I partake, [it is used] with a genitive: as in, "I [do not] inherit this disgrace."[1] Also, "you who have inherited [more than five talents] from the father-in-law of your friends."[2] But [sc. it is also used] with an accusative; as in "how long will you inherit my holy mountain?;"[3] also, "he was not the first to inherit heaven."[4] Meaning to discover and inhabit [it].
Greek Original:
Κληρονομῶ: ὅτε σημαίνει τὸ λαμβάνω καὶ μετέχω, γενικῇ: ὡς τό, ταύτης γε τῆς αἰσχύνης κληρονομῶ. καί, ὅς γε κεκληρονόμηκας τῶν φίλων τοῦ κηδεστοῦ. αἰτιατικῇ δέ: ὡς τό, μέχρι τίνος κληρονομήσετε τὸ ὄρος τὸ ἅγιόν μου; καί, οὐκ ἔφθη κληρονομῆσαι τὸν οὐρανόν. ἀντὶ τοῦ εὑρεῖν καὶ οἰκῆσαι.
For the headword verb see also kappa 1779, kappa 1780.
[1] Demosthenes 19.320 (web address 1).
[2] Demosthenes 18.312, where however the reading is the name Φίλωνος (thus, 'your father-in-law Philon') rather than the Suda's genitive plural φίλων : (web address 2).
[3] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Oecumenius, Commentary on the Apocalypse 259.14-15 Hoskier.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable (but very probably another Christian source; John Chrysostom has the phrase 'to inherit heaven').
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2003@18:54:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; added notes; cosmetics) on 17 October 2003@03:50:23.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; tweaking) on 3 March 2013@04:31:48.
Catharine Roth (typo, upgraded link) on 5 March 2013@21:20:01.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 May 2016@09:10:22.


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