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Headword: Zêlô
Adler number: zeta,62
Translated headword: I envy, I emulate, I admire, I am zealous
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with a dative.[1] "I was zealous to be zealous for the Lord."[2] But [sc. also] with an accusative, [as in] "emulate Peter".[3]
Greek Original:
Zêlô: dotikêi. zêlôn ezêlôka tôi kuriôi. aitiatikêi de, zêlôson Petron.
Notes:
A marginal gloss (classified as syntactic by Adler) from ms A. Apparently from the Lexicon Syntacticum in Anecdota Graeca (Cramer 1836), with some modification made by the Suda contributer.
[1] This use of the verb with a dative of advantage is found only in patristic and Byzantine literature (Theodorus Studites, Hesychius Ecclesiasticus, John Chrysostom, Theophylact Simocatta), quoting directly or indirectly a Septuagint phrase (see next note). In Latin the verb zelo when used in this sense occurs with pro plus ablative.
[2] 3 Kingdoms 19.10, repeated 19.14. (In the Vulgate: zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo.) This repetition of the verb is employed by some writers of the Byzantine age, particularly Theodorus Studites (Epistles 212, 307, Sermones Catechesos Magnae 62.174).
[3] Probably taken from the same Lexicon Syntacticum as the rest of the entry (see introductory note). In any event, the original source seems to be John Chrysostom: Ad populum Antiochenum 49.24 or Eclogae 73.712.
Keywords: Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 1 June 2005@15:32:49.
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