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Headword: *(/aloito
Adler number: alpha,1421
Translated headword: might spring
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] might move, might start.
"Might [= 'may'] the ivy of the stage always spring with soft feet on your polished grave, god-like Sophocles."[1]
Greek Original:
*(/aloito: kinoi=to, o(rmw=|to. ai)ei/ toi liparw=| e)pi\ sh/mati, di=e *sofo/kleis, skhni/ths malakou\s kisso\s a(/loito po/das.
The headword is aorist optative, third person singular, of a(/llomai (cf. alpha 1326, alpha 1380). Perhaps extracted from the quotation given. but see next note. (Other possibilities in Xenophon, Theocritus, etc.)
[1] A version (again at sigma 569) of Greek Anthology 7.36.1-2 which has the headword a(/loito rather than a)/roito.
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2000@07:22:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keywords, cosmetics) on 2 July 2002@21:46:10.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 3 July 2002@04:29:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 March 2006@04:46:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 February 2012@09:08:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 March 2012@23:58:57.
David Whitehead on 13 June 2015@09:15:53.


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