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Headword: Κραιπαλᾶν
Adler number: kappa,2355
Translated headword: to carouse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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.
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