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Headword: *prw=|
Adler number: pi,2940
Translated headword: early
Vetting Status: high
[A] monosyllabic [word]. It means before [its/one's] time, and at dawn.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "[...] having bathed early. For I'm getting ready to host a wedding."[2]
"Whoever does not come very early dusted with darkness."[3] [Pronounced] monosyllabically.[4]
Greek Original:
*prw=|: monosu/llabon. shmai/nei de\ to\ pro\ kairou=, kai\ to\ e(/wqen. *)aristofa/nhs: lousa/menos prw/|. me/llw ga\r e(stia=n ga/mous. o(\s a)\n mh\ prw\| pa/nu tou= kne/fous h(/kh| kekonime/nos. monosulla/bws.
[1] cf. Phrynichus the Atticist 106.5-6, Orus the Black fr. 140, Pausanias the Atticist pi34, Hesychius pi4136.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 132 (here with the unmetrical lousa/menos in place of Aristophanes' lousa/mena). See web address 1.
[3] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 290-292 (web address 2); already at kappa 1254.
[4] That is, not prwi+/, like pi 2944 and pi 2945. For the monosyllabic form, see also pi 2939 and pi 2941 and, for related words, pi 2946, pi 1947, pi 2948.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: chronology; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; politics; stagecraft; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 October 2013@18:38:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added a note with cross-references, set status) on 8 October 2013@21:46:24.
William Hutton (cosmetics, more x-refs) on 8 October 2013@22:05:47.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 October 2013@03:13:45.
William Hutton (Augmented n. 1, cosmetics) on 9 October 2013@08:59:13.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@05:01:42.
Catharine Roth (added links) on 9 December 2021@00:47:01.


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