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Headword: *prostuxh/s
Adler number: pi,2833
Translated headword: happening upon, acquainted with
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who happens upon [someone/something] by chance.
Greek Original:
*prostuxh/s: o( kata\ tu/xhn e)ntuxw/n.
= Photius pi1371 Theodoridis; cf. Moeris the Atticist pi61 and Timaeus (Platonic Lexicon 1001a24), who use similar language for an occurrence of the headword in Plato: prostuxh\s e)geno/mhn a)nti\ tou= e)ne/tuxon *pla/twn "Plato [writes] prostuxh\s e)geno/mhn ['I became acquainted with'] instead of e)ne/tuxon ['I happened upon']." Theodoridis endorses Naber's opinion that this relates to Plato, Politicus 264C, and so it might, but see also Laws 900A and 954D (where the verb meaning 'became' is ge/nhtai (aorist subjunctive) rather than e)geno/mhn (aorist indicative)).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 September 2013@00:45:46.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, cosmetics, set status) on 11 September 2013@09:06:07.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 12 September 2013@07:10:45.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@05:45:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 June 2014@00:58:06.


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