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Headword: Ῥιψοκινδύνου
Adler number: rho,190
Translated headword: courageous, devil-may-care
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] willingly advancing towards danger. "But he was eager to help those who were at risk and craving some courageous alliance; for he considered this opportunity his own personal one."[1]
Greek Original:
Ῥιψοκινδύνου: ἑκουσίως πρὸς κίνδυνον ἐρχομένου. ὁ δὲ ἔρρωτο βοηθεῖν τοῖς κινδυνεύουσι καὶ χρῄζουσι συμμαχίας ῥιψοκινδύνου τινός: ἑαυτοῦ γὰρ ἴδιον ἐνόμιζε τὸν τοιοῦτον καιρόν.
The headword adjective is in the genitive singular, presumably extracted from the quotation given. It literally means danger-discarding; cf. generically rho 189. The implications of that can be either unfavourable (i.e. foolhardy, reckless) or, as here, favourable.
cf. delta 514 (neuter plural), kappa 2602 (2 instances of the cognate adverb), lambda 81 = pi 2197.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 September 2010@05:58:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 19 September 2010@12:16:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 September 2010@03:15:11.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2011@09:11:40.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@09:12:21.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@07:09:42.


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