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Headword: Artia
Adler number: alpha,4036
Translated headword: even, exact
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning things that are] fitted, complete, sound. These things are also said to be "joined" [a)/rmena].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] a)rtia/zein, [meaning] to play at odds or evens [a)/rtia]. "We play at odds and evens with staters." Aristophanes [sc. says this].[2]
Also [sc. attested is the adverb] a)rtia/kis ["an even number of times"].[3]
[An example of] an "even" number is 32, but an "even-odd" [a)rtiope/rittos] [number is one which] when halved [turns] straight into an odd number, like 14. For the half of this [is] seven.[4]
Greek Original:
Artia: hêrmosmena, teleia, hugiê. legetai de tauta kai armena. kai Artiazein, to paizein artia ê peritta. statêrsi d' artiazomen. Aristophanês. kai Artiakis. Artios arithmos ho lb#, Artioperittos de ho dichotomoumenos eutheôs eis perisson arithmon, hoion ho tôn id#. toutou gar to hêmisu hepta.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.326, where this neuter plural occurs.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 816, abridged (web address 1 below); cf. sigma 1009.
[3] First in Plato, Parmenides 143E and 144A.
[4] cf. pi 1278 perissa/ "odd."
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mathematics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 August 2001@04:40:07.
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David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 August 2001@06:29:56.
Catharine Roth (inserted betacode, added cross-reference) on 3 June 2004@02:38:12.
Catharine Roth (changed keyword) on 29 September 2005@11:20:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 April 2012@06:12:27.
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