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Headword: *die/balen
Adler number: delta,892
Translated headword: misled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] deceived. Both Thucydides used it thus[1] and Aristophanes in Thesmophoriazusae.
"The old woman misled me."[2] Meaning [she] deceived [me].
Greek Original:
*die/balen: e)chpa/thse. kai\ *qoukudi/dhs ou(/tws ke/xrhtai kai\ *)aristofa/nhs e)n *qesmoforiazou/sais. die/bale/ m' h( grau=s. a)nti\ tou= e)chpa/thse.
Aorist indicative active of diaba/llw, third person singular; cf. delta 499, delta 500.
[1] Apparently not: see delta 500.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 1214 (web address 1); cf. the scholia there, which refer to Birds 1648. A subtle wordplay is possible: meaning to say dieba/leto, "she has cheated me", the Archer uses, by mistake, the active voice die/bale, which means "she has slandered me".
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; women
Translated by: Dennis McHenry on 5 April 2005@14:47:25.
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Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link, set status) on 5 April 2005@16:08:58.
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Catharine Roth (added a note) on 5 April 2005@17:55:54.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 April 2005@11:17:55.
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