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Headword: *(/apan
Adler number: alpha,2892
Translated headword: entire, whole
Vetting Status: high
The Ionians pronounce [sc. the second syllable] short and so does the Poet: "the entire plain was full of them." [1] And the Attic [writers] lengthen the latter [syllable]. And para/pan likewise, and all words of this kind.[2]
Greek Original:
*(/apan: oi( me\n *)/iwnes suste/llousi kai\ o( *poihth/s: tw=n d' a(/pan e)plh/sqh pedi/on. kai\ oi( *)attikoi\ e)ktei/nousi th\n u(ste/ran. kai\ to\ para/pan o(moi/ws, kai\ a(/panta ta\ toiau=ta.
The headword, exemplified in the quotation given, is the neuter singular of a(/pas.
[1] Homer, Iliad 20.156 (web address 1 below).
[2] Compounds of pa=s in Attic usually have short alpha in the neuter singular: Smyth ยง299a (web address 2) and LSJ s.v.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 November 2000@00:56:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Modified translation, added note.) on 24 January 2001@13:00:35.
Catharine Roth (changed to betacode) on 19 November 2002@00:33:02.
David Whitehead (removed keyword) on 17 February 2003@09:56:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 22 March 2012@08:06:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 17 December 2014@00:40:00.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 5 September 2015@23:16:45.


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