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Headword: *parei/mhn
Adler number: pi,593
Translated headword: I might grant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I might admit.[1] Sophocles [writes]: "I might not grant [something] to those [to whom] I seem not to be sensible."[2] That is, I might not admit/concede [it].
Greek Original:
*parei/mhn: sugxwrh/saimi. *sofoklh=s: ou)k a)\n parei/mhn oi(=si mh\ dokw= fronei=n. toute/stin ou)k a)\n sugxwrh/saimi.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is the aorist optative middle (and indicative as well as pluperfect middle/passive), first person singular, of the verb pari/hmi (Smyth, 777); cf. pi 606, LSJ s.v.
[1] The gloss is the aorist optative active, first person singular, of the verb sugxwre/w.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1666 (web address 1), with scholion.
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 19 September 2007@00:19:02.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 19 September 2007@10:17:37.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; other adjustments) on 23 September 2007@06:28:33.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2011@08:30:39.
David Whitehead on 15 September 2013@08:28:53.


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