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Headword: *dei/lh o)yi/a
Adler number: delta,314
Translated headword: late afternoon
Vetting Status: high
The [part of the day] around the setting of the sun. [sc. By contrast] dei/lh prwi/a ["early afternoon" is] the hour before lunch, or after lunch.[1] Xenophon [writes]: "when it was afternoon, a dust cloud appeared."[2]
And it is declined dei/lhs ["of the afternoon"].
Greek Original:
*dei/lh o)yi/a: h( peri\ du/sin h(li/ou. *dei/lh prwi/+a, h( pro\ a)ri/stou w(/ra, h)\ meta\ to\ a)/riston. *cenofw=n: h(ni/ka de\ dei/lh e)ge/neto, e)fa/nh koniorto/s. kai\ kli/netai dei/lhs.
See the general note at delta 306.
[1] On a)/riston see LSJ s.v.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 1.8.8 (web address 1 below); cf. delta 315.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 September 2002@00:23:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 10 September 2002@01:21:40.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 10 September 2002@01:24:33.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 23 February 2003@11:32:10.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaking) on 19 June 2012@07:47:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 16 July 2016@17:58:27.


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