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Headword: Φιλητέων
Adler number: phi,335
Translated headword: of thieves
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] of robbers.[1] Either by antiphrasis[2] or by removal of the υ : πάνυ φιλητέων ["altogether thieving"],[3] thieves.
Greek Original:
Φιλητέων: λῃστῶν. ἤτοι κατὰ ἀντίφρασιν ἢ κατὰ ὑφαίρεσιν τοῦ υ πάνυ φιλητέων, κλεπτῶν.
Notes:
cf. Choeroboscus, Helladius (in Photius, Bibliotheca 535b7), Orion [Author, Myth].
[1] The headword is genitive plural of φιλήτης (cf. phi 334, phi 336), evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps Callimachus, Hecale fr. 260.65).
[2] That is, from the opposite ("thieves" from "lovers") -- an etymology of the lucus a non lucendo type.
[3] That is, as if from ὑφειλήτης , posited as from ὑφαιρέω "filch."
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 December 2010@23:33:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword; tweaks) on 19 December 2010@04:39:30.
David Whitehead on 9 December 2013@09:05:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 April 2014@00:02:33.

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