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Headword: *ei)dei/h
Adler number: epsiloniota,26
Translated headword: they might know
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they might recognise.
Also [sc. attested is] ei)dei/h, ["he/she/it might know"], [meaning] might recognise, might understand.
Aristophanes [writes]: "may each man practice whatever skill he might know."[1]
Greek Original:
*ei)dei=en: ginw/skoien. kai\ *ei)dei/h, ginw/skoi, e)pi/staito. *)aristofa/nhs: e)/rdoi tis h(\n e(/kastos ei)dei/h te/xnhn.
The primary headword, extracted from somewhere unidentifiable, is a third person plural optative form of oi)=da; the secondary one, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the corresponding third person singular. [Note: the online headword, mistakenly, is the latter.]
cf. epsiloniota 27.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 1431 (web address 1); already quoted at epsilon 2913.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2005@19:45:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 May 2005@04:52:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, tweaked translation) on 2 June 2011@21:37:29.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; tweaked and supplemented tr; reworked and expanded notes) on 3 June 2011@03:20:12.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2012@09:14:29.


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