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Headword: *tunnoutoni/
Adler number: tau,1171
Translated headword: such a little
Vetting Status: high
[Used] demonstratively; meaning little. Aristophanes [writes]: "as a little child this one here used to make [sc. toy] houses at home."[1]
Also [sc. attested is] tunnoutwi/, [which] he says bringing his fingers together, meaning small.[2] Aristophanes [writes]: "in such a little boat an old man sailor will convey [you]." [He is] saying [this] about the ferry-boat of Charon [Author, Myth].[3]
Greek Original:
*tunnoutoni/: deiktikw=s: a)nti\ tou= mikro/n. *)aristofa/nhs: paida/rion o)\n tunnoutoni\ e)/platten e)/ndon oi)ki/as. kai\ *tunnoutwi\+ suna/gwn tou\s daktu/lous fhsi\n a)nti\ tou= mikrw=|: *)aristofa/nhs: e)n ploiari/w| tunnoutwi\+ a)nh\r ge/rwn nau/ths dia/cei. peri\ tou= *xa/rontos le/gwn tou= pera/matos tou= ploi/ou.
The primary headword is extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 878-9, with scholion to 878; cf. sigma 381.
[2] Also Aristophanes: see tau 826.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 139.
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 February 2014@01:04:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 17 February 2014@02:38:05.
David Whitehead (modified tr; x-ref) on 1 June 2014@05:41:23.


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