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Headword: *mna=tai
Adler number: mu,1149
Translated headword: he is wooing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he is seeking in marriage.
Greek Original:
*mna=tai: mnhsteu/etai.
The headword is the third person singular, present indicative, of the deponent verb mna/omai. This form appears twice in Homer, at Odyssey 16.77 -- the scholia to which provide the gloss here -- and 19.529 (web addresses 1 and 2).
same entry in Photius (mu481 Theodoridis) and elsewhere.
Other forms of this verb appear in the Suda at mu 1174 and mu 1177.
cf. also epsilon 990.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry; women
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 27 June 2009@17:12:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (additions to notes; cosmetics) on 28 June 2009@06:16:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 May 2013@05:40:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked cross-reference) on 11 September 2020@19:48:04.


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