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Headword: Εἴ
Adler number: epsiloniota,2
Translated headword: would that, if only
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Particle] to express a wish. And by extension [it becomes] eithe.[1]
The Pisidian [writes]: "would that Persia's boldness had been quenched."[2]
Greek Original:
Εἴ: εὐκτικόν. καὶ κατ' ἐπέκτασιν εἴθε. Πισίδης: εἲ γὰρ ἂν τὸ Περσίδος ἔσβεστο θράσος.
Notes:
LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. epsiloniota 15 and alphaiota 19.
[1] Similarly in other lexica.
[2] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 3 fr. 33. (Adler's addenda notes the attempts of several scholars to make it more metrically regular.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 4 December 1999@16:08:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords) on 18 May 2001@06:21:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 19 May 2001@13:21:05.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 16 September 2002@01:04:16.
David Whitehead (modified reference) on 16 September 2002@02:59:27.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2012@05:56:43.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 27 January 2014@09:41:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 January 2014@21:44:57.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 28 January 2014@03:05:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 26 November 2014@23:44:19.
David Whitehead (another note) on 21 April 2016@07:49:02.

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