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Headword: *)erei/dein
Adler number: epsilon,2948
Translated headword: to set to work, to fall to
Vetting Status: high
Thus say Attic Greeks of everything that is done vigorously.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "set to work; don't ever stop eating."[2] The metaphor [comes] from those who row and set to work on the oars.[3]
Greek Original:
*)erei/dein: ou(/tw fasi\n *)attikoi\ pa=n o(tiou=n sunto/nws gino/menon. *)aristofa/nhs: e)/reide, mh\ pau/saio mhde/pot' e)sqi/wn. h( metafora\ a)po\ tw=n e)retto/ntwn kai\ e)pereidome/nwn tai=s kw/pais.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 25 (web address 1). For another meaning of the verb, see epsilon 2949.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 31, with scholia.
[3] cf. epsilon 2930, phi 146.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 22 May 2007@12:10:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword, fixed link, set status) on 22 May 2007@22:18:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2007@03:38:48.
David Whitehead on 25 October 2012@09:09:24.


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