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Headword: *proi=ka
Adler number: pi,2979
Translated headword: freely
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] as a gift, without pay.[1]
Also [sc. attested as] a locative adverb meaning (?)where.[2]
"But things which are often brought freely to their completion [...].". Meaning without toil.[3]
Greek Original:
*proi=ka: dwrea/n, a)/neu misqou=. kai\ topiko\n e)pi/rrhma a)nti\ tou= o(/pou. ta\ de\ kai\ proi=ka pollaxh= toi=s e(autou= te/lesi peporisme/na. a)nti\ tou= a)/neu ko/pou.
cf. pi 2981, pi 2983.
[1] cf. scholia on Plato, Apology 19E and Laws 931A; also Hesychius and other lexica.
[2] This sentence is problematic as it stands (no such sense is attested in LSJ s.v., nor could it be easily imagined). Adler's apparatus notes mss variants for 'where' (a)/pou, o(/pws), as well as Bernhardy's wish to delete 'meaning'. Etymologicum Magnum 689.11 has e)pi/rrhma/ e)sti poio/thtos, 'an adverb of quality'.
[3] cf. pi 1215.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; historiography; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 July 2008@01:47:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 July 2008@04:03:06.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified notes; tweaks) on 29 November 2011@05:05:56.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@06:41:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 17 June 2014@11:21:56.


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