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Headword: Ἀεί
Adler number: alpha,606
Translated headword: always
Vetting Status: high
They were in the habit of applying the [word] "always" even to a short time, as also/even Homer: "always having an unceasing anger."[1] Also Sophocles: "know well that he has quit his always life."[2] That is his long[-lasting] old age, his life/existence.
Greek Original:
Ἀεί: εἰώθασι τὸ ἀεὶ καὶ ἐπ' ὀλίγου χρόνου τάττειν, ὡς καὶ Ὅμηρος: ἔχων κότον ἐμμενὲς αἰεί. καὶ Σοφοκλῆς: ὡς λελοιπότα κεῖνον τὸν ἀεὶ βίοτον ἐξεπίστασο. τουτέστι τὸ μακρὸν γῆρας, τὴν ζωήν.
See also alpha 605, alpha 607.
[1] Homer, Iliad 13.517 (web address 1).
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1583-1584 (web address 2), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 2 February 2000@11:45:15.
Vetted by:
Anne Mahoney (added 1583 to line citation for clarity) on 25 June 2000@10:57:48.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added links & keyword) on 1 September 2001@12:07:59.
David Whitehead (added x-refs; expanded n.2; cosmetics) on 14 July 2003@09:14:21.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 January 2012@07:52:17.


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