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Headword: *fenaki/zei
Adler number: phi,196
Translated headword: cheats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] mocks.[1]
"For the deceit of the trickery led the barbarian astray with too much self-control."[2]
Greek Original:
*fenaki/zei: xleua/zei. h( ga\r th=s fena/khs a)pa/th li/an e)gkratw=s a)pebouko/lei to\n ba/rbaron.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is third person singular, present indicative active, of fenaki/zw (cf. pi 1419). It must be extracted from somewhere (but not from the quotation given, which contains the related noun fena/kh; cf. phi 194 and note, phi 195). Extant possibilities begin with Demosthenes (25.80 or 31.12).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 6.5.16 (with "strength" of the trickery).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2011@14:41:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 September 2011@03:59:14.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@05:33:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 May 2014@00:12:17.


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