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Headword: *)aspa/zesqai
Adler number: alpha,4196
Translated headword: to greet, to embrace
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative.[1] [Meaning] both to address, as we [use this word], and simply to greet someone, and to treat affectionately, and to embrace. Also [sc. attested is] a)spazo/mesqa ["we greet"], [spelled] with sigma: "we greet the oars and the little oar-straps," says the Comic [poet].[1] And all such things are found [spelled] in two ways.
Greek Original:
*)aspa/zesqai: ai)tiatikh=|. kai\ to\ prosagoreu/ein, w(s h(mei=s, kai\ to\ xai/rein tini\ a(plw=s, kai\ a)gapa=n kai\ filofronei=sqai. kai\ a)spazo/mesqa su\n tw=| s1: a)spazo/mesq' e)retma\ kai\ skalmi/dia, fhsi\n o( *kwmiko/s. kai\ pa/nta ta\ o(/moia dittw=s le/gousin.
[1] For an example see alpha 4197.
[2] Aristophanes fr. 965 Kassel-Austin (Comica adespota fr. 607 Kock). Again at sigma 525.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 December 2001@18:37:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 1 January 2002@06:46:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 25 April 2012@05:59:36.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2014@11:02:19.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@09:13:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 28 November 2015@00:03:08.


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