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Headword: *mesw=
Adler number: mu,673
Translated headword: I am in the middle, I am midway
Vetting Status: high
[sc. An instance] of the third conjugation of contract verbs.[1] Euripides in Medea [writes]: "I envy you; [her] calamity is in the beginning, and not yet midway."[2]
Greek Original:
*mesw=: tri/ths suzugi/as tw=n perispwme/nwn. *eu)ripi/dhs *mhdei/a|: zhlw= s': e)n a)rxh=| ph=ma kou)de/pw mesoi=.
From the scholia to Thucydides 6.30.1, where the phrase qe/rous mesou=ntos occurs.
[1] That is, an o/w-verb.
[2] Euripides, Medea 60: web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 2 June 2009@20:49:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 3 June 2009@01:33:43.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 June 2009@04:06:35.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@08:50:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 14 August 2020@01:03:41.


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