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Headword: Baiai
Adler number: beta,210
Translated headword: little (ones), scanty (ones)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] small [ones].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine singular] baio/s ["scanty"], in the special sense of "one". Sophocles [writes]: "was he traveling 'scanty'[2] or with many men as attendants?"[3]. Also in Captive Women: "I poured a libation from a 'scanty' wine-cup, inasmuch as I was second".[4] And elsewhere: "but he spoke to me scanty things, and the ones always repeated: 'Woman, silence brings credit to women.' And I, understanding, stopped. But he hurried away alone".[5]
Greek Original:
Baiai: mikrai. kai Baios, idiôs anti tou heis. Sophoklês: poteron echôrei baios ê pollous echôn lochitas andras; kai en Aichmalôtisin: espeisa baias kulikos hôste deutera. kai authis: ho d' eipe pros me baia, aei d' humnoumena: gunai, gunaixi kosmon hê sigê pherei. kagô mathous' elêx': ho d' essuthê monos.
[1] The headword is feminine nominative plural of this adjective. It is presumably quoted from somewhere, but otherwise unattested (if one disregards Baiai/Baeae the Italian toponym).
[2] i.e. "alone".
[3] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 750-751; spoken by Oedipus to Jocasta, concerning Laius.
[4] Sophocles fr.39.
[5] Sophocles, Ajax 292-94 (spoken by Tecmessa to the chorus, concerning Ajax); cf. chi 477, and see generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.295.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 8 August 2002@16:58:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 9 August 2002@03:18:46.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 May 2012@08:49:37.
David Whitehead (expanded n.5) on 15 August 2012@03:20:02.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2015@09:24:14.


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