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Headword: *ou)de\n ga\r oi(=on a)kou/ein au)tou= tou= no/mou
Adler number: omicron,784
Translated headword: for there is nothing like hearing the law itself
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Meaning] for I am able to say nothing like the law.[1]
"For there's nothing like it, dear Lysistrata." Meaning [nothing] preventing.[2]
Greek Original:
*ou)de\n ga\r oi(=on a)kou/ein au)tou= tou= no/mou: ou) ga\r toiou=ton e)gw\ du/namai ei)pei=n, oi(=on o( no/mos. ou)de\n ga\r oi(=on, w)= fi/lh *lusistra/th: a)nti\ tou= to\ kwlu/on.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius omicron614 Theodoridis. The headword phrase comes from Demosthenes 21.46 (web address 1); cf. under omicroniota 147.
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 135 (Kalonike on marital sex: web address 2), with scholion (for which cf. omicron 786).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; law; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 May 2010@05:26:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 29 May 2010@12:58:33.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 30 May 2010@04:01:15.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2013@04:27:45.


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