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Headword: *filwqe/ntes
Adler number: phi,445
Translated headword: having been made friends
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] becoming friends, just as polemwqe/ntes ["having been made enemies"] [means they] becoming enemies.[1]
Aelian in Varied History [writes]: "certain people having been made friends to [the] Romans for freedom's sake; but then they did not keep the faith which is the bond of friendship."[2]
Greek Original:
*filwqe/ntes: fi/loi geno/menoi, w(/sper polemwqe/ntes, pole/mioi geno/menoi. *ai)liano\s *poiki/lh| i(stori/a|: e)p' e)leuqeri/a| tine\s *(rwmai/ois filwqe/ntes: ei)=ta me/ntoi th\n pi/stin, h(/per ou)=n desmo/s e)sti fili/as, ou)k e)th/rhsan.
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is aorist passive participle of filo/w (cf. phi 446), masculine nominative plural.
[2] Aelian fr. 7 Domingo-Forasté (7 Hercher): i.e. not part of the Varia Historia as transmitted.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 December 2010@00:38:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 December 2010@03:35:32.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 2) on 25 March 2011@23:18:18.
David Whitehead on 12 December 2013@04:32:23.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 October 2014@23:55:18.


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