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Headword: *xai/romai
Adler number: chi,173
Translated headword: I am rejoiced
Vetting Status: high
"Datis the Persian, who engaged in the practice of Hellenizing, said 'I am rejoiced' [xai/romai] instead of saying 'I rejoice' [xai/rw].[1] And [that sort of thing] is a Datism."[2]
Greek Original:
*xai/romai: o(/ti *da/tis o( *pe/rshs e)pithdeuo/menos e(llhni/zein, a)nti\ tou= ei)pei=n xai/rw xai/romai ei)=pe. kai/ e)sti *datismo/s.
From delta 89.
[1] "I rejoice" [xai/rw] is first person singular, present active indicative, while "I am rejoiced" [xai/romai] is the corresponding middle/passive form. This "Datism" appears in Aristophanes, Peace 291 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 March 2008@16:48:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 23 March 2008@06:15:20.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@06:08:54.


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