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Headword: *dai/nu
Adler number: delta,120
Translated headword: feast
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] entertain sumptuously.[1] Homer [writes]: "feast a feast for the elders."[2] Also [sc. attested is] dainu/menos ["one who is being feasted"], [meaning one who is] being entertained sumptuously.[3]
Greek Original:
*dai/nu: eu)w/xei. *(/omhros: dai/nu dai=ta ge/rousi. kai\ *dainu/menos, eu)wxou/menos.
See also related entries: delta 124, delta 125, delta 126, delta 127, delta 128, delta 129.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 23.29 (where the headword imperative occurs).
[2] Homer, Iliad 9.70 (web address 1 below).
[3] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 4.386 (where the accusative plural of this participle occurs). Note that both Greek terms used in the second part can be either middle ('feasting on') or passive ('being feasted'); an English translation cannot render both meanings.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 July 2002@11:16:08.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@07:18:09.
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou (expanded note 3 and keyword field) on 26 February 2008@13:04:10.
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David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 27 February 2008@03:11:04.
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