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Headword: *fqai/h se
Adler number: phi,480
Translated headword: might anticipate you, might beat you
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] someone might get into [the] assembly before you.[1]
Also [attested is the form] fqai/hsi.[2]
Greek Original:
*fqai/h se: prola/bh| se/ tis ei)s e)kklhsi/an. kai\ *fqai/hsi.
[1] A garbled verion of Aristophanes, Knights 935-6 (web address 1), with the glossing of the scholia there. The passage actually reads: fqai/hs e)/t' ei)s e)kklhsi/an e)lqw/n, "you might come first into [the] assembly." The verb is aorist optative of fqa/nw; for this verb see also phi 475 (with analogous glossing), phi 476, phi 478, phi 479, phi 486, phi 487, phi 488.
[2] cf. ps.-Zonaras. This form of the third person singular optative occurs in the compound parafqai/hsi in Homer, Iliad 10.346; cf. Hesychius.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 November 2010@01:25:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword, tr, notes; another keyword) on 28 November 2010@04:26:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 18 November 2013@01:17:24.
David Whitehead on 12 December 2013@06:16:35.


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