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Headword: *oi)konomw=n
Adler number: omicroniota,73
Translated headword: managing
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [someone] inhabiting his ancestral houses. "Like some unworthy incomer I manage my father's houses."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] "[household] management" [oikonomia], [meaning] the arrangement of certain matters. And poets employ oikonomia, that is the distribution of the characters.
Greek Original:
*oi)konomw=n: a)nti\ tou= e)ndiaitw/menos tou\s patrw/|ous oi)/kous. oi(=a/ tis e)/poikos a)na/cia oi)konomw= do/mous patro/s. kai\ *oi)konomi/a, o( diamerismo\s tinw=n pragma/twn. kai\ oi( poihtai\ xrw=ntai oi)konomi/a|, toute/sti tw=| tw=n prosw/pwn diamerismw=|.
For this verb see already omicroniota 72. The headword of the present entry, its present participle (masculine nominative singular), is evidently quoted from somewhere.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 189-190 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia to lines 185 and 188.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; poetry; tragedy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 June 2003@22:16:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified notes; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@10:38:29.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; more keywords; tweaks) on 14 April 2011@05:08:05.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2013@08:47:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 March 2021@19:30:56.


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