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Headword: *duei=n
Adler number: delta,1565
Translated headword: two
Vetting Status: high
Polybius [writes]: "to depart for a city which was two days distant."[1]
And again: "to choose one or the other of two, either this or that."[2]
Greek Original:
*duei=n: *polu/bios: a)pelqei=n ei)s po/lin, h(\ duei=n me\n h(merw=n a)pei=xe. kai\ au)=qis: duei=n proele/sqai qa/teron, h)\ to\ h)\ to/.
The headword is a later form of the genitive/dative dual of du/o, instead of duoi=n (for which see delta 1584).
[1] Polybius fr. 32 Büttner-Wobst.
[2] Polybius fr. 33 Büttner-Wobst. Büttner-Wobst notes (p. 518) that Dindorf, followed by Schweighäuser, rejected this fragment.
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 December 2003@16:03:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 December 2003@07:15:00.
David Whitehead on 18 July 2012@09:09:38.
Ronald Allen (cosmeticule in n.1, expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 19 August 2018@00:07:25.


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