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Headword: Δεῦρο
Adler number: delta,287
Translated headword: hither
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] here; in reference to the present.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] δεῦρο ἀεί ["hither ever"], meaning until the present.[2] It also means "come!"[3]
"Come hither now," meaning draw near, come close.[4]
And in Homer: "come hither."[5]
It is also said δευρί in Aristophanes. "[Tell them] to come quickly hither to me and not to tarry; and if they do not come quickly, I myself, by Apollo, will send them down below the earth."[6]
Greek Original:
Δεῦρο: ἐνθάδε: ἐπὶ τοῦ παρόντος. καὶ Δεῦρο ἀεί, ἀντὶ τοῦ μέχρι τοῦ παρόντος. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ τὸ ἐλθέ. Δεῦρο νῦν πρόσελθε, ἀντὶ τοῦ πλησίασον, ἐγγὺς ἐλθέ. καὶ παρ' Ὁμήρῳ: δεῦρ' ἴθι. λέγεται δὲ καὶ Δευρὶ παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει. ταχέως ἥκειν ὡς ἐμὲ δευρὶ καὶ μὴ μέλλειν: κἂν μὴ ταχέως ἥκωσιν, ἐγὼ μὰ τὸν Ἀπόλλω κατὰ γῆς ἀποπέμψω.
Notes:
See also delta 288.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] See already delta 284.
[3] cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 91.
[4] Aristophanes, Knights 8 (web address 1 below), with the gloss from the scholia there.
[5] Homer, Iliad 3.130 (web address 2).
[6] Aristophanes, Frogs 1508-10; 1514 (web address 3); cf. sigma 1396.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; epic
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2002@10:36:23.
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