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Headword: *ei)=nai
Adler number: epsiloniota,158
Translated headword: to be
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to exist.[1]
"To be who I am, but not to seem." That is not to change one's nature, but one's shape.[2]
Greek Original:
*ei)=nai: u(pa/rxein. ei)=nai me/n, o(/sper ei)mi/, fai/nesqai de\ mh/. toute/sti mh\ a)lla/cai th\n fu/sin, a)lla\ th\n morfh/n.
[1] cf. epsiloniota 152, epsiloniota 272.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 441 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. phi 172. The verse is apparently borrowed from Euripides.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 July 2003@00:23:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added x-ref) on 30 July 2003@03:43:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 August 2011@20:42:52.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 August 2011@04:50:18.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2012@08:58:07.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added a keyword) on 15 April 2018@02:07:35.


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