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Headword: Ἅλοιτο
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:
Ἅλοιτο: κινοῖτο, ὁρμῷτο. αἰεί τοι λιπαρῷ ἐπὶ σήματι, δῖε Σοφόκλεις, σκηνίτης μαλακοὺς κισσὸς ἅλοιτο πόδας.
The headword is aorist optative, third person singular, of ἅλλομαι (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 ἅλοιτο rather than ἄροιτο .
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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