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Headword: *(/assa
Adler number: alpha,4122
Translated headword: whichever
Vetting Status: high
When it means "as many as" and "whatever," it has rough breathing;[1] but when [it means] "some," it has smooth breathing.[2] "Of these whatever I hold in by heart and memory."[3]
And "some to create laughter": to mock whatever.[4]
Greek Original:
*(/assa: o(/te shmai/nei to\ o(/sa kai\ a(/tina, dasu/netai: o(/te de\ to\ tina\, yilou=tai. tw=n a(/ssa qumw=| kai\ dia\ mnh/mhs e)/xw. kai\ a)/ssa gelwtopoiei=n, a(/tina skw/ptein.
cf. alpha 4304.
[1] Neuter plural of o(/stis, a(/tta in Attic, from *ha-tya.
[2] For tina, from *tya (cf. Megarian sa), by mis-division of phrases like o(poi=a/ ssa (Homer, Odyssey 19.218). See web address 1 (Smyth ยง334, p.95).
[3] Lycophron, Alexandra 8. (For this author see generally lambda 827.)
[4] cf. alpha 4235.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 February 2001@18:34:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 26 August 2002@04:09:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 March 2012@17:56:15.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@03:37:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 14 August 2019@23:48:31.


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