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Headword: *)alfa/nei
Adler number: alpha,1446
Translated headword: brings in, yields, fetches [a price]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] earns.[1] Menander in Children of the Same Father [writes]: "she whom, [it is] clear, no bridegroom is fetching."[2] Aristophanes in Thesmophoriazusae [writes]: "alas I was wretched that day, when the herald told me: this one's fetching a price."[3] Eupolis in Taxiarchs [writes]: "won't one of the archers hurry and announce her, [to see] if she'll fetch a price."[4] And the Poet [writes]: "who fetches a hundred-oxen price."[5]
Greek Original:
*)alfa/nei: eu(ri/skei. *me/nandros *(omopatri/ois: h(\n dh=lon ou)/ti numfi/os te a)lfa/nei. *)aristofa/nhs *qesmoforiazou/sais: oi)/moi kakodai/mwn th=s to/q' h(me/ras, o(/te ei)=pe/ m' o( kh/ruc: ou(=tos a)lfa/nei. *eu)/polis *tacia/rxais: ou) qa=tton au)th\n deu=ro/ moi tw=n tocotw=n a)pokhru/cei tis, e)a\n a)lfa/nh|. kai\ o( *poihth/s: e(kato/mboion o(/s t' a)lfa/nei.
Same entry in Photius.
[1] The headword is present indicative, third person singular, of a)lfa/nw, presumably extracted from the quotation which immediately follows; cf. tau 592.
[2] Menander fr. 362 Kock, 302 K.-Th., 263 K.-A.
[3] Aristophanes fr. 324 Kock (339 K.-A.), from the second, lost, play of this name.
[4] Eupolis fr. 258 Kock (273 K.-A.). For the "archers" in classical Athens see tau 771, tau 772.
[5] A variant version of Homer, Iliad 21.79.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2000@15:28:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 26 February 2001@07:15:45.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 5 July 2002@03:27:59.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 30 November 2005@10:01:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 31 August 2007@01:02:39.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 August 2007@03:19:53.
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