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Headword: Ὠφέλιμον πρᾶγμα
Adler number: omega,270
Translated headword: useful affair, useful matter
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Note] that [it is called] such, so that it is reasonably chosen with a view to amplification and addition.[1]
For ὀφέλλω [means] I amplify/increase.[2]
Xenophon [writes]: "since they said nothing useful, they were slaughtered.".[3]
Greek Original:
Ὠφέλιμον πρᾶγμα: ὅτι τοιοῦτον, ὥστε εὐλόγως αὐτὸ αἱρεῖσθαι πρὸς αὔξησιν καὶ προσθήκην. Ὀφέλλω γὰρ τὸ αὐξάνω. Ξενοφῶν: ἐπεὶ δὲ οὐδὲν ὠφέλιμον ἔλεγον, κατεσφάγησαν.
Notes:
[1] cf. generally epsilon 2307 -- and specifically Diogenes Laertius 7.99, the source of this material. See Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXIV.
[2] cf. omicron 996.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 4.1.23 (which has singulars for the present plurals: see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 September 2005@06:59:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 11 September 2005@16:09:22.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 12 September 2005@03:15:23.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 10 October 2011@08:14:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 October 2011@20:11:18.
David Whitehead on 4 November 2013@05:35:04.

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