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Headword: *)aparti/
Adler number: alpha,2928
Translated headword: completely, altogether
Vetting Status: high
It is an adverb like a)moghti/ [effortlessly"], [coined] from something that has been completed [a)phrtisme/non] and [sc. thus is] full. Herodotus [writes]: "from this point it was seventy stades altogether".[1] And Pherecrates in Krapatalloi [writes]: "tell me, of course, to anticipate it completely".[2] And Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "I will make the clever and sensible men completely rich".[3]
Greek Original:
*)aparti/: e)pi/rrhma/ e)stin w(s a)moghti/, para\ to\ a)phrtisme/non kai\ plh=res. *(hro/dotos: a)po\ tou/tou ei)si\ sta/dioi o# a)parti/. kai\ *ferekra/ths e)n *krapata/llois: fra/son moi a)parti\ dh/pou prolabei=n. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: tou\s deciou\s kai\ tou\s sw/fronas a)parti\ plouth=sai poih/sw.
[1] Herodotus 2.158.4 (see web address 1), on the distance between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. His figure, repeated in 4.41, is a thousand stades, or c.115 miles, which is actually too large: see W.W. How and J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus (Oxford 1912 and reprints) 1.246.
[2] Pherecrates fr. 93 Kock, now 978 K.-A.
[3] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 387-8 (web address 2). The material of the present entry is drawn from the scholia there.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 December 2000@23:07:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 24 December 2000@10:02:09.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 18 August 2002@05:47:11.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics) on 1 October 2005@17:41:30.
Catharine Roth (updated links, added betacode) on 29 October 2011@22:00:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 October 2011@05:38:15.
David Whitehead (typo) on 25 March 2012@06:40:36.
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