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Headword: Ψῆφος
Adler number: psi,83
Translated headword: pebble, vote
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] judgment, denial, verbal order, speech.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] ἀψήφιστον ["unvoted"]. "He who controls that which is unvoted in an enquiry fulfills the whole indictment."[2]
And elsewhere: "there will not be the power, even if you vote seven times." For the old men always kept voting on what should be done and what [should] not [be done].[3]
Greek Original:
Ψῆφος: κρίσις, ἀπόφασις, διαλαλιά, λόγος. καὶ Ἀψήφιστον. ὁ κατέχων τὸ ἀψήφιστον ἐν γνώσει ἐπιτελεῖ πᾶσαν τὴν γραφήν. καὶ αὖθις: οὐ γὰρ ἔσται δύναμις, οὐδ' ἢν ἑπτάκις σὺ ψηφίσῃ. οἱ γὰρ γέροντες ἀεὶ ἐψηφίζοντο, τί πρακτέον καὶ τί μή.
Notes:
[1] cf. generally psi 84, psi 85, psi 86.
[2] Quotation (already at alpha 4728) unidentifiable.
[3] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 698 (web address 1), and scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; law; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2005@23:21:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 31 December 2005@05:23:45.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@05:35:30.

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