ἐν παραβύστῳ

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ἐν πᾰρᾰβύστῳ (en parabústōi)

  1. sneakily, on the sly, in a hole-and-corner
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Demosthenes, Against Timocrates 47:
      οὐκ εἰς τὴν βουλήν, οὐκ εἰς τὸν δῆμον εἰπὼν περὶ τούτων οὐδέν, ἐν παραβύστῳ, τῆς βουλῆς μὲν ἀφειμένης, τῶν δ᾽ ἄλλων διὰ τὴν ἑορτὴν ἱερομηνίαν ἀγόντων, λάθρα τὸν νόμον εἰσήνεγκεν.
      ouk eis tḕn boulḗn, ouk eis tòn dêmon eipṑn perì toútōn oudén, en parabústōi, tês boulês mèn apheiménēs, tôn d᾽ állōn dià tḕn heortḕn hieromēnían agóntōn, láthra tòn nómon eisḗnenken.
      [Timocrates ...] without laying any proposition before the Council or before the Assembly, on the sly, when the Council stood adjourned, and everybody was holiday-making in honor of the festival, he brought in his bill surreptitiously.
      English translation (1939) by A. T. Murray. @perseus.tuftus.edu
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Topics 157a:(VIII)
      Διὸ καὶ λανθάνουσιν ἐνίοτε οἱ ἐρωτῶντες ἐν παραβύστῳ προστιθέντες ἃ καθ´ αὑτὰ προτεινόμενα οὐκ ἂν τεθείη.
      Diò kaì lanthánousin eníote hoi erōtôntes en parabústōi prostithéntes hà kath´ hautà proteinómena ouk àn tetheíē.
      That is why, the ones who ask questions are occasionaly not detected, by sneakily adding propositions which would not stand separately.

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ἐν παραβύστῳ (en paravýsto)

  1. Polytonic spelling of εν παραβύστω (en parabústō)