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Headword: *nh\ th\n i(era\n kefalh/n
Adler number: nu,349
Translated headword: by the sacred head
Vetting Status: high
The [particle] nh/ is an adverb used to swear affirmatively, that is to confirm with an oath, just as ma/ is used to swear negatively, to deny on oath.
Greek Original:
*nh\ th\n i(era\n kefalh/n: to\ nh\ katwmotiko/n e)stin e)pi/rrhma, toute/sti meq' o(/rkou bebaiwtiko/n, w(/sper to\ ma\ a)pwmotiko/n, meq' o(/rkou a)rnhtiko/n.
For nh/ cf. nu 348, nu 350; for ma/ cf. mu 1, mu 12, mu 31. See also Smyth ยง2894 (web address 1).
For 'the sacred head' cf. under omicron 251 (referring to Homer).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 December 2003@00:18:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 3 December 2003@03:05:12.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 April 2011@04:37:00.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 April 2011@15:55:56.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@06:26:36.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 15 August 2019@19:56:41.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 10 November 2020@01:04:16.


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