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Headword: Aei
Adler number: alpha,605
Translated headword: blows
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Meaning he/she/it] breathes.[1]
But [sc. differently accented] a)ei/ ["always"][2] means until and means as far as.[3]
Greek Original:
Aei: pneei. Aei de anti tou heôs kai anti tou mechri.
[1] The headword, a)/ei, is third person singular, present indicative, of a)/w (thematic variant of a)/hmi); evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] cf. alpha 606, alpha 607, alpha 608
[3] Expanded from Harpokration s.v., citing Antiphon fr. 54 Sauppe and Thucydides 'in the preface', and (after a lacuna) quoting the unattributable phrase ou(/tw me\n ou)=n moi deu=r' a)ei\ tei/nei lo/gous. In LSJ s.v., the Thucydides passage is identified as 1.18.3 (e)s to/nde ai)ei\ to\n po/lemon), but they comment: "[t]he statement of Harp. that a)ei/ = e(/ws in Att[ic] is based on misinterpretation" of such passages.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 2 February 2000@11:43:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added keyword) on 7 May 2002@06:56:38.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 4 September 2002@00:33:26.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 16 August 2006@06:03:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 July 2011@06:06:28.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 January 2012@02:01:43.


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