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Headword: Μάλκιον
Adler number: mu,113
Translated headword: benumbing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] weak, very cold.[1]
"By drinking a drug both weak and benumbing, Mithridates slowly revealed his strength."[2]
Greek Original:
Μάλκιον: ἀσθενές, ψυχρότατον. ὁ δὲ Μιθριδάτης πιὼν φάρμακον ἀσθενές τε καὶ μάλκιον βραδέως τὴν ἰσχὺν ἀπεδείκνυτο.
Notes:
[1] Neuter singular of this adjective, presumably extracted from the quotation given; and cf. mu 114 (and mu 112).
[2] Quotation unidentifiable, but for Mithridates/Mithradates cf. generally mu 1044; and for this celebrated feat of his cf. under omega 280, phi 858.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 May 2008@06:19:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 May 2008@11:02:12.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 8 May 2008@03:12:33.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@05:59:55.

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