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Headword: *ai)wrou=ntai
Adler number: alphaiota,265
Translated headword: they are hung up, they depend
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they are suspended.[1]
"Upon whom the affairs of the Carthaginians were depending."[2]
Greek Original:
*ai)wrou=ntai: kre/mantai. ei)s o(\n ta\ tw=n *karxhdoni/wn ai)wrei=to pra/gmata.
The headword is present indicative middle/passive, third person plural, of ai)wre/w, evidently extracted from somewhere (other than the quotation given here); extant possibilities are all post-classical.
For this verb, cf. alphaiota 262, alphaiota 264, eta 415, eta 416, epsilon 1898. According to Chantraine, ai)wre/w is an iterative/intensive from a)ei/rw, with an expressive reduplication and a long o vocalism of the root: *vai-vwre/w.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (Paris 2009) 22
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 February 2003@00:59:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 February 2003@02:57:29.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword and bibliography) on 24 January 2006@01:28:35.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, rearranged notes) on 24 January 2006@01:31:25.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; tweaks) on 11 March 2011@06:56:01.
David Whitehead on 11 March 2011@06:56:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword) on 16 May 2012@04:25:10.
Catharine Roth (updated bibliography) on 17 May 2012@22:59:04.
David Whitehead on 21 March 2015@09:19:08.


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