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Headword: *ei)/casi
Adler number: epsiloniota,165
Translated headword: they are like
Vetting Status: high
Plato says [ei)/casi] and ei)/kasi instead of e)oi/kasi.[1]
And Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "so they are like fleeces spread out." He is speaking about the clouds.[2]
Greek Original:
*ei)/casi kai\ ei)/kasi le/gei *pla/twn a)nti\ tou= e)oi/kasi. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ei)/casi d' ou)=n e)ri/oisi peptame/noisi. peri\ tw=n nefelw=n le/gei.
[1] Similarly in other lexica, including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon. See Plato, Politicus 291A and Sophist 230A.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 341-3 (web address 1) with scholion. For e)/oika etc. see epsilon 3347, epsilon 3348, epsilon 3349. The passage is mentioned again at nu 274.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 August 2005@00:59:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 August 2005@05:10:59.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo (mine)) on 21 August 2005@13:30:06.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword) on 30 May 2007@10:45:30.
David Whitehead (another note) on 26 November 2012@03:49:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 November 2012@01:52:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 December 2014@00:56:36.


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