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Headword: *me/trhson
Adler number: mu,809
Translated headword: measure, measure out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] lend.[1] And Hesiod [writes]: "get good measure from a neighbor, and return [it] well."[1] And Theopompus in Hawkers [writes]: "either allot or measure out or exact a penalty."[2]
Greek Original:
*me/trhson: da/neison. kai\ *(hsi/odos: eu)= me\n metrei=sqai para\ gei/tonos, eu)= d' a)podou=nai. kai\ *qeo/pompos *kaph/lois: meta/dos h)\ me/trhson h)\ timh\n la/be.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 1021, where the headword (an aorist imperative) occurs. For this verb see also mu 806, mu 807, mu 808.
[1] Hesiod, Works and Days 349.
[2] Theopompus fr. 26 Kock, now 27 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 23 July 2003@08:02:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 23 July 2003@08:50:14.
David Whitehead on 20 May 2013@06:13:08.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@05:38:16.


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