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Headword: Κραιπαλᾶν
Adler number: kappa,2355
Translated headword: to carouse
Vetting Status: high
In reference to boasting. "Sesostris [was said] to carouse to such a degree that he built a gold-inlaid covered-carriage and attached precious stones to it and, taking a seat, harnessed the kings he had defeated".[1]
Greek Original:
Κραιπαλᾶν: ἐπὶ τοῦ ἀλαζονεύεσθαι. τὸν δὲ Σέσωστριν ἐπὶ τοσοῦτον κραιπαλᾶν, ὥστε ἁρμάμαξαν συμπήξασθαι χρυσοκόλλητον λίθους τε τιμίους ταύτῃ περιβαλεῖν καὶ ἐφιζάνων ζευγνύειν τοὺς ἡττημένους βασιλεῖς.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present infinitive of the verb κραιπαλάω .
For related words (and in more literal senses) see kappa 2356, kappa 2357, kappa 2358.
[1] An approximation of Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 6.11.11. On Sesostris see generally sigma 268, sigma 867. This particular tale about him is loosely paralleled in Diodorus Siculus 1.58.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 March 2009@04:09:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 3 March 2009@17:05:24.
David Whitehead (small extras) on 4 March 2009@03:08:29.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@07:11:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@14:45:33.


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