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Headword: Aire
Adler number: alphaiota,280
Translated headword: lift
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bring. Homer [writes]: "do not lift me wine."[1]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "lift, lift a barley-cake as quickly as possible for the dung-beetle."[2]
Greek Original:
Aire: prosphere. Homêros: mê moi oinon aeire. kai Aristophanês: air', aire mazan hôs tachista kantharôi.
The first part of this entry follows a scholion on Sophocles, Ajax 545, where the headword imperative twice occurs. (Comparably, also, in the scholia on the Aristophanes quoted.)
cf. alpha 635, alphaiota 281, mu 35, sigma 299.
[1] Homer, Iliad 6.264, with scholion. This passage has the uncontracted form of the headword imperative (from a)ei/rw).
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 1, quoted again at alphaiota 299. Here the imperative has the contracted form, like the headword.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2003@01:33:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 23 February 2003@06:24:09.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 March 2003@00:59:41.
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David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 January 2006@03:25:33.
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David Whitehead on 16 May 2012@05:55:53.
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