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Headword: δ' ὅς
Adler number: eta,101
Translated headword: quoth he
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he declared. They use this form also for the plural and for feminine and masculine.[1]
And [there is] a saying: "quoth he [ἦ δ'ὁς ]", not only meaning ἔφη ["he/she/it said"] but also in reference to many, [i.e.] meaning ἔφασαν ["they said"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἦ δ' ὅς: ἔφη δὲ ὅς. τούτῳ χρῶνται καὶ ἐπὶ πλήθους καὶ ἐπὶ θηλυκοῦ καὶ ἀρσενικοῦ. καὶ παροιμία: Ἦ δ' ὅς, οὐ μόνον ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔφη, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐπὶ πολλῶν τίθεται ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔφασαν.
cf. eta 100.
The verb appears also at eta 3, eta 322, eta 371, and eta 582; see Smyth section 792 at web address 1.
[1] cf. the scholia on Plato, Phaedo 65B, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 2).
[2] cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 3.3.
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 November 2003@00:20:48.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (set status) on 14 November 2003@14:50:56.
David Whitehead (modified note 2; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 15 November 2003@08:30:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 December 2012@09:39:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 8 December 2012@00:36:35.
David Whitehead (coding) on 22 April 2016@07:08:35.
Catharine Roth (reordered links) on 4 July 2016@22:27:43.


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