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Headword: *tw=| nu=n lo/gw|
Adler number: tau,872
Translated headword: by what word now?
Vetting Status: high
Meaning by what kind [sc. of word]?[1] Also, "by what do you judge this?" Meaning by what kind of sign? Aristophanes [writes this] in Wealth.[2]
"Chance has inherited a reputation like this in vain. But those who undertake the deeds are responsible, since their high reputation follows on from the same, but sometimes the opposite [happens]."[3]
Greek Original:
*tw=| nu=n lo/gw|: a)nti\ tou= poi/w|; kai/, tw=| tou=to kri/neis; a)nti\ tou= poi/w| shmei/w|; *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|. h( tu/xh kenw=s keklhrono/mhke toiau/thn fh/mhn. ai)/tioi d' ei)si\n oi( xeiri/zontes ta\s pra/ceis, tw=| tai=s au)tai=s e)pitre/xein semno/thta kai\ me/geqos, pote\ de\ tou)nanti/on.
In the first two quotations, tw=| is the dative singular of the interrogative pronoun ti/s, equivalent to ti/ni.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 372, with scholion.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 48, with scholion.
[3] Polybius fr. 83, quoted more fully at tau 1232, q.v. Here tw=| is the definite article with an infinitive.
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 February 2014@20:10:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; raised status) on 25 February 2014@05:27:27.


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