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Headword: Ἀραῖς
Adler number: alpha,3817
Translated headword: with curses
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with hostile oaths.[1]
"Indeed the curses were not about to be surrendered to forgetfulness. For a plague swept over the city of the Ephesians, a very heavy one."[2]
And elsewhere: "[he] treated [this] as a curse; might I hiss like that man!"[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀραῖς: κατάραις. οὐ μὴν ἔμελλον αἱ ἀραὶ λήθῃ δοθήσεσθαι. λοιμὸς γὰρ τῇ τῶν Ἐφεσίων πόλει ἐνήκμαζεν οἷος βαρύτατος. καὶ αὖθις: ἐν ἀρᾶς ἔθηκε μέρει: συριττοίμην ὡς ἐκεῖνος.
[1] Headword and gloss are dative plurals, the former evidently quoted from somewhere; same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] Aelian fr. 52e Domingo-Forasté (49 Hercher).
[3] From an Aristophanic scholion; see under mu 1261.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; medicine; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2001@13:13:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword) on 13 July 2001@04:32:29.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 24 August 2002@08:46:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 3 March 2011@11:09:29.
David Whitehead on 11 April 2012@04:25:26.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 24 June 2013@00:56:25.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 24 June 2013@03:13:49.


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