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Adler number: mu,863
Translated headword: not, that not, lest
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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:
Mê: to apagoreutikon. anti tou ou keitai para Kallimachôi. êrneomên thanatoio palai kaleontos akousai, mê meta dên. toutestin ouk apethanon pro toutou, hina ou meta dên kai epi soi thrênêsô apothanontos. kai para Aristophanei to mê anti tou ou tattetai.
Notes:
[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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