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Headword: Pithou
Adler number: pi,1586
Translated headword: believe, obey
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[The imperative piqou=] is perispomenon; for it is a 2nd aorist. Attic-speakers pronounce these perispomenon, and the usage followed the dialect; for analogy calls for low pitch [sc. recessive accent].[1]
"Obey me, for I will speak for your benefit, not for mine."[2]
Greek Original:
Pithou: perispatai: esti gar b# aoristos. toutous Attikoi perispôsi, kai hê chrêsis êkolouthêse têi dialektôi: hê gar analogia barunei. pithou ti moi: pros sou gar, oud' emou phrasô.
Notes:
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Plutus/Wealth 103, where the headword occurs (web address 1). See also pi 1587.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1434 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 March 2012@01:06:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 March 2012@04:30:53.


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