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Headword: Μανθάνειν
Adler number: mu,155
Translated headword: to learn
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The origin of understanding. Also [sc. attested is] 'I learn', meaning I hear.[1]
"For this too I learn, that Menander the comic poet was very nearly prosecuted for no other reason than because he was a friend to [Demetrius]".[2]
Greek Original:
Μανθάνειν: γένεσις ἐπιστήμης. καὶ Μανθάνω, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀκούω. μανθάνω γὰρ καὶ τοῦτο, ὅτι Μένανδρος ὁ κωμικὸς παρ' ὀλίγον ἦλθε κριθῆναι δι' οὐδὲν ἄλλο ἢ ὅτι φίλος ἦν αὐτῷ.
Notes:
[1] cf. generally mu 45.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 5.79. For Demetrius of Phaleron see delta 429, for Menander, mu 589.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; philosophy; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2008@07:57:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 20 May 2008@12:00:05.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 21 May 2008@03:11:48.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2013@05:47:21.

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