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Headword: Μέταιτος
Adler number: mu,751
Translated headword: mendicant
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] beggar, panhandler.[1]
"He died a mendicant and impoverished of money, so much so as to be buried at public expense."[2]
Greek Original:
Μέταιτος: ἐπαίτης, προσαίτης. οὕτω τε μέταιτος ἐτελεύτησε καὶ χρημάτων ἄπορος, ὡς κοινοῖς ταφῆναι χρήμασι.
Notes:
[1] The headword is normally μεταίτης (so given in LSJ). For the glossing cf. Hesychius mu988 (genitive cases).
[2] John of Antioch fr.43 FHG (4.555), now 78 Roberto = Constantine Porphyogenitus, On virtues and vices Vol. 1 p. 169 Büttner-Wobst & Roos; concerning the consular tribune Lucius Valerius Poplicola (pi 2052).
The three nouns differ only in their prepositional prefix: begging to share something, begging about something, begging towards something.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; historiography; history
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 31 July 2009@04:31:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 July 2009@05:31:35.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2013@08:01:07.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 January 2015@11:01:14.

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