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Headword: *ma/y
Adler number: mu,311
Translated headword: in vain
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] vainly/fruitlessly.
Greek Original:
*ma/y: matai/ws.
Epic adverb; same or similar glossing in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu158 Theodoridis) and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 2.120, where it occurs (web address 1). According to Chantraine, the etymology is unknown.
cf. mu 312.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2, 2009.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 April 2009@22:51:56.
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David Whitehead (x-ref) on 27 April 2009@08:31:19.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 1 May 2009@12:23:17.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@06:58:49.
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