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Headword: *duoi=n
Adler number: delta,1584
Translated headword: two
Vetting Status: high
[duoi=n sc. can be used] instead of du/o.[1]
"Having decided [to do one] of two evils," -- meaning, doing one of the two -- "either to banish [me] from the land of my fathers, or to capture and kill [me]."[2]
Greek Original:
*duoi=n: a)nti\ tou= du/o. duoi=n a)pokri/nas kakoi=n: a)nti\ tou= e(\n tw=n du/o poih/sas. h)\ gh=s a)pw=sai patri/dos, h)\ ktei=nai labw/n.
[1] The headword is genitive/dative dual of du/o; cf. delta 1565. In Homer, Herodotus, and sometimes in Attic, du/o is used as indeclinable (see LSJ s.v.).
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 640-1 (web address 1), and scholion (here integrated).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 December 2003@16:12:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 December 2003@07:16:42.
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