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Headword: Αἴ κε ποθί
Adler number: alphaiota,166
Translated headword: if anywhere
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] if ever.
Greek Original:
Αἴ κε ποθί: ἐάν ποτε.
Likewise in other lexica. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.128, where the headword phrase occurs.
αἰ (see already alphaiota 164, alphaiota 165) is Doric, Aeolic, and epic for Attic-Ionic εἰ , "if" (see web address 1 below for LSJ entry); κε or κεν is the Aeolic and epic equivalent of the Attic-Ionic particle ἄν (see web address 2 below for LSJ entry).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 October 2000@11:50:03.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, raised status.) on 30 October 2000@15:01:26.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 1 November 2002@01:34:27.
David Whitehead (rearranged note; x-refs) on 15 June 2004@08:26:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 26 August 2013@16:04:13.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2015@04:37:06.


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