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Headword: *)oli/gon
Adler number: omicron,158
Translated headword: little
Vetting Status: high
[Used] instead of not at all, in Homer. "Indeed he [Tydeus] begot a child little like to him."[1]
And [sc. attested is] o)li/gon meaning more quietly. "He speaks softly to the maiden and asks to drink."[2]
And [it is used] instead of small.[3] "And a libation mixed in a little cup."[4]
Greek Original:
*)oli/gon: a)nti\ tou= ou)do/lws, par' *(omh/rw|. h)= o)li/gon oi( pai=da e)oiko/ta gei/nato. kai\ *)oli/gon, a)nti\ tou= h(suxai/teron. o( de\ o)li/gon fqe/ggetai pro\s th\n ko/rhn, kai\ ai)tei= piei=n. kai\ a)nti\ tou= mikra/. kai\ spondh\n o)li/gh| kirname/nhn ku/liki.
[1] Homer, Iliad 5.800 with scholion D; cf. omicron 165, pi 816.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 80 Habrich.
[3] cf. Hesychius omicron550, Etymologicum Magnum 621.41.
[4] Greek Anthology 6.251.4 (Philip).
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; gender and sexuality; mythology; poetry; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 November 2009@00:32:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 November 2009@03:53:50.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 June 2013@05:07:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 December 2020@17:28:07.


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