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Headword: Ἐπιμᾶλλον
Adler number: epsilon,2454
Translated headword: all the more
Vetting Status: high
An adverb. [Meaning] exceedingly.
"And they were becoming all the more inflamed into a rage."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιμᾶλλον: ἐπίρρημα. περισσοτέρως. καὶ ἐπιμᾶλλον ἐξήπτοντο εἰς ὀργήν.
The habit of treating the two-word phrase ἐπὶ μᾶλλον as one word seems to be largely a Byzantine phenomenon. Yet see the next entry, epsilon 2455, where an instance of it is ascribed to the 3rd-century CE historian Dexippos of Athens. Of course the issue of whether any individual author conceived of it as a single word is easily obscured, beyond recovery, in the process of textual transmission, and it is rarely clear why modern editors choose one version over the other. See next note.
[1] Aelian fr. 252 Hercher, 250a Domingo-Forasté; quoted at greater length at epsilon 1555, where Adler accepts Kuster's questionable emendation of the ἐπὶ μᾶλλον of the mss to ἔτι μᾶλλον ('still more'). See further comments at epsilon 1555.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 November 2007@10:07:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 November 2007@22:02:37.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 November 2007@03:26:44.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2012@05:59:13.


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