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Headword: *ou)/pws
Adler number: omicron,928
Translated headword: not at all
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in no way. And Thucydides in [book] 5 [sc. uses the word].[1] Also Homer: "o old man, in no way do I, at least, think that this will be brought to completion."[2]
Greek Original:
*ou)/pws: ou)de/na tro/pon. kai\ *qoukudi/dhs e#. kai\ *(/omhros: w)= ge/ron, ou)/ pws e)/gwge tou=to tele/esqai o)i/+w.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon omicron671 Theodoridis, regarded as deriving ultimately from Aelius Dionysius (omicron41).
[1] Thucydides uses ou)/pws just this once in his entire work, at 5.15.2: h)/rcanto me\n ou)=n meta\ th\n a(/lwsin au)tw=n pra/ssein, a)ll' oi( *)aqhnai=oi ou)/pws h)/qelon, eu)= fero/menoi, e)pi\ th=| i)/sh| katalu/esqai. "Thus they began straightaway to take action after capture of those men, but the Athenians, doing well, were not at all willing to settle the dispute on equal terms".
[2] An approximation of Homer, Odyssey 3.226: w)= ge/ron, ou)/ pw tou=to e)/pos tele/esqai o)i+/w "O old man, in no way do I think that this word will be brought to completion." Modern editors (e.g. Allen; von der Mühll = TLG) tend to prefer to print ou)/ pw following the codices.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 12 February 2010@10:33:08.
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