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Headword: *ai)yhrh/n
Adler number: alphaiota,394
Translated headword: swift
Vetting Status: high
Meaning swiftly, speedily. "They dissolved the assembly swift."[1] Not in reference to the market-place.[2]
Also [sc. attested is masculine] ai)yhro/s, [meaning] a speedy [person]. From the [verb] yai/rein ["to flutter"], which means to speed up.[3]
Greek Original:
*ai)yhrh/n: a)nti\ tou= ai)yhrw=s, taxe/ws. lu=san d' a)gorh\n ai)yhrh/n. ou)k e)pi\ th=s a)gora=s. kai\ *ai)yhro/s, o( taxu/s. a)po\ tou= yai/rein, o(\ shmai/nei to\ taxu/nein.
cf. generally alphaiota 392, alphaiota 393.
[1] Homer, Iliad 19.276 or Odyssey 2.257 (where the verb is singular); cf. tau 200.
[2] The later and more normal meaning of the noun agora. For both, see alpha 299.
[3] cf. psi 28, psi 34.
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@15:22:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; cosmetics) on 12 February 2003@06:07:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 December 2005@19:02:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 December 2005@23:43:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@09:53:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 May 2012@00:28:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 27 January 2014@05:11:13.


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