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Headword: *mikrou= de/w
Adler number: mu,1055
Translated headword: little I am lacking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] by a small amount I am wanting.[1]
Greek Original:
*mikrou= de/w: para\ mikro\n lei/pw.
The headword phrase expresses intention, readiness, proximity, or incipient action; cf. mu 1056, and already delta 247.
For an example of this idiomatic usage see Demosthenes 24.66 (web address 1). For other instances in the Suda see under alpha 3435, beta 164, delta 95, delta 329, mu 388, omega 182.
Denoting separation, the headword verb takes the genitive, mikrou=, genitive singular of mikro/s ('small'); cf. LSJ s.v. de/w (B), and Smyth ยง1397.
[1] Same entry in Photius (mu450 Theodoridis) and elsewhere.
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 22 March 2008@01:24:28.
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David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 March 2008@06:07:27.
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