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Headword: *sw=|
Adler number: sigma,824
Translated headword: safe [plural]
Vetting Status: high
Pronounced as a monosyllable, [the same as] sw=|oi ["(they being) safe"]: also [attested in] Thucydides. But others, employing the more usual form, write sw=|oi.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] sw=n as a monosyllable, [meaning of them] being saved, in good health.[2]
"Making [someone] healthy and safe and sound."[3]
Greek Original:
*sw=|: monosulla/bws oi( sw=|oi: kai\ para\ *qoukudi/dh|. oi( de\ sunhqe/steron gra/fousi sw=|oi. kai\ *sw=n, monosulla/bws, a)nti\ tou= sw|zome/nwn, o(loklh/rwn. o(lo/klhro/n te kai\ sw=n kai\ a)rtemh= e)rgasa/menon.
[1] Likewise in Photius sigma923 Theodoridis (with other references there), taken to come from Aelius Dionysius (sigma44, quoted by Eustathius). The accusative singular sw=n occurs in Thucydides (3.34.3); the nominative plural sw=| is restored at Thucydides 1.74.3 from Aelius Dionysius. See also sigma 1, sigma 855.
[2] As genitive plural, sw=n is not attested outside lexicography.
[3] Aelian fr. 102 Domingo-Forasté (99 Hercher), quoted more fully at theta 171.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 March 2014@13:20:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 15 March 2014@23:07:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking; raised status) on 16 March 2014@05:17:42.


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