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Headword: Agelaios
Adler number: alpha,186
Translated headword: ordinary
Vetting Status: high
As a proparoxytone[1] [means] an "uneducated person"; but a)gelai=os [as a properispomenon] [means] "of the herd."[2]
Greek Original:
Agelaios: proparoxutonôs men ho amathês: Agelaios de ho ek tês agelês.
From. John Philoponus, Differences alpha32. See generally LSJ s.v. The difference in accent is an instance of Vendryes' Law: in the Attic dialect properispomena ending in -aios, -eios, or -oios, with the preceding syllable short, became proparoxytone. Cf. e.g. alpha 309.
[1] With an acute accent on the antepenultimate syllable.
[2] For this second sense cf. alpha 187.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 23 June 1999@13:21:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@09:31:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, augmented notes, added link, raised status) on 12 October 2007@20:05:01.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 29 December 2011@06:48:09.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 29 December 2011@11:45:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 28 August 2012@10:57:25.


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