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Headword: *nai/
Adler number: nu,92
Translated headword: yes
Vetting Status: high
Adverb of affirmation.[1]
It is also used in oaths with a lowered accent, as in nai\ tw\ qew/ ["by the two goddesses"], that is "by the goddesses."[2]
Greek Original:
*nai/: sugkataqe/sews e)pi/rrhma. e)/sti kai\ o(rkwmotiko\n meta\ koimwme/nhs o)cei/as, oi(=on nai\ tw\ qew/, toute/sti ma\ ta\s qea/s.
[1] cf. nu 102. The rest of the entry is a marginal note in ms M, and not in AFV.
[2] These two versions differ not only between dual and plural but between nai/ and ma/; see generally mu 1, mu 292, nu 96, nu 97, nu 98, nu 100. For "put to sleep" when an acute accent is changed to grave, see Dickey p. 243.
E. Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship. Oxford 2007.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 January 2004@00:49:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied missing note; cosmetics) on 7 January 2004@04:11:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 7 January 2004@22:25:04.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@05:02:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 8 September 2014@22:37:26.


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