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Headword: *)allh/lwn
Adler number: alpha,1188
Translated headword: each other
Vetting Status: high
Meaning themselves. Thus Euripides [sc. uses the word].[1] And Thucydides [writes]: "there some even tasted each other".[2] Meaning [ate] themselves.
Greek Original:
*)allh/lwn: a)nti\ tou= e(autw=n. ou(/tws *eu)ripi/dhs. kai\ *qoukudi/dhs: kai/ pou/ tines a)llh/lwn e)geu/santo. a)nti\ tou= e(autw=n.
Same entry in Photius (Lexicon alpha998 Theodoridis) and elsewhere.
[1] This refers to Euripides, Supplices 676, according to Theodoridis (following Naber). Adler had cited Euripides fr. 1124 Nauck, but that instance is dubious.
[2] An approximation of Thucydides 2.70.1, on the siege of Poteidaia (web address 1); cf. epsilon 53. In Thucydides the verb is the pluperfect e)ge/geunto "they had tasted."
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; historiography; history; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 April 2000@09:52:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 17 January 2001@04:17:21.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords) on 13 June 2002@04:28:20.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation) on 31 March 2005@02:28:44.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 February 2012@08:53:52.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 27 July 2012@23:34:00.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 20 August 2013@06:28:42.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2015@11:25:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 25 October 2016@00:56:45.


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