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Headword: *taxu/
Adler number: tau,200
Translated headword: swiftly
Vetting Status: high
[*taxu/ is used] instead of taxe/ws ["swiftly"] in many of the ancient [writers].[1]
In Homer, however, [one finds] ta/xista ["very swiftly"] instead of taxe/ws.[2]
Also, [he writes] "they adjourned the council rapid." Instead of rapidly, swiftly.[3]
Greek Original:
*taxu/: a)nti\ tou= taxe/ws e)/sti para\ polloi=s tw=n palaiw=n. par' *(omh/rw| de\ *ta/xista, a)nti\ tou= taxe/ws. kai/, lu=san d' a)gorh\n ai)yhrh/n. a)nti\ tou= ai)yhrw=s, taxe/ws.
[1] Likewise in Photius' Lexicon (tau91 Theodoridis) , and cf. Pollux 9.152. The neuter accusative singular of an adjective is used adverbially.
[2] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 749.3. Here the neuter accusative plural of a superlative is used adverbially.
[3] Homer, Iliad 19.276 or Odyssey 2.257, with scholia. In this case the adjective agrees with the direct object, in the feminine accusative singular.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 September 2004@21:16:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tinkered with translation; other cosmetics) on 30 September 2004@03:00:06.
David Whitehead (more notes; tweaking) on 7 January 2014@06:26:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 1 April 2014@22:04:33.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 April 2014@02:56:39.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 May 2016@08:28:18.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 12 June 2016@21:16:07.


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