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Headword: *ai)nw=
Adler number: alphaiota,231
Translated headword: I approve, I decline
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I beg off, refuse.[1] Sophocles [sc. uses the word].[2] Also [sc. attested is] e)painw= ["I approve, I thank you, I decline"].
Also [sc. attested is] ai)nw= se ["I praise you"].[3]
Greek Original:
*ai)nw=: paraitou=mai. *sofoklh=s. kai\ e)painw=. kai\ *ai)nw= se.
The first and principal part of this entry occurs likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[1] See LSJ on ai)ne/w II.3, explaining that this sense is not (as it might appear at first sight) the direct opposite of the mainstream meaning 'I praise'. (Compare the modern 'thanks, but no thanks'.)
[2] Sophocles fr. 109 Radt.
[3] cf. alphaiota 217.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 January 2003@01:05:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied reference) on 28 January 2003@03:34:46.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 May 2012@06:19:39.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 28 November 2015@07:39:24.


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