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Headword: *)=h mh/n
Adler number: eta,320
Translated headword: indeed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] truly. Also [meaning] but therefore, and but nevertheless.[1]
"I swear by the royal gods, indeed I will save you."[2]
Greek Original:
*)=h mh/n: o)/ntws dh/. kai\ a)ll' ou)=n, kai\ a)ll' o(/mws. o)/mnumi tou\s basilei/ous qeou/s, h)= mh\n e)gw\ u(ma=s sw/sw.
"h)= mh/n introduces a strong and confident asseveration ... It is most frequently employed in oaths and pledges ..." Denniston [below] 350. See also eta 292.
[1] Likewise in Photius and other lexica, and cf. also scholia on (e.g.) Homer, Iliad 10.322, and on Plato Apology 22A.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 33 Habrich.
J.D. Denniston, The Greek Particles, edn 2, Oxford 1966
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2006@11:45:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified notes; added more keywords) on 28 August 2006@10:25:48.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2012@09:26:53.


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