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Headword: *mh/
Adler number: mu,863
Translated headword: not, that not, lest
Vetting Status: high
The negative [particle].[1] It occurs in Callimachus instead of ou). "I refused to listen to death calling long ago, not for a long time after."[2] That is, I did not die before this [sc. present time], so that I will not lament also for you dying after a long time.[3]
Also in Aristophanes mh/ is used instead of ou).[4]
Greek Original:
*mh/: to\ a)pagoreutiko/n. a)nti\ tou= ou) kei=tai para\ *kallima/xw|. h)rneo/mhn qana/toio pa/lai kale/ontos a)kou=sai, mh\ meta\ dh/n. toute/stin ou)k a)pe/qanon pro\ tou/tou, i(/na ou) meta\ dh\n kai\ e)pi\ soi\ qrhnh/sw a)poqano/ntos. kai\ para\ *)aristofa/nei to\ mh\ a)nti\ tou= ou) ta/ttetai.
[1] cf. Apion and Etymologicum Magnum 585.49. The negative mh/ is used instead of ou) with imperatives, in wishes, and in various kinds of non-declarative subordinate clauses.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 350 Pfeiffer. Schneider (his fr. 144) added i(/na after dh/n.
[3] Aemilius Portus (in his edition of (1630) and Richard Bentley emended the genitive a)poqano/ntos to the dative a)poqano/nti (to agree with the pronoun soi/).
[4] cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 103.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 July 2009@20:05:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 July 2009@03:00:57.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 20 May 2013@09:14:10.


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