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Headword: *)/araito
Adler number: alpha,3819
Translated headword: might lift, might raise
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] might take,[1] might convey.
Euripides [writes]: "there is no story so terrible to speak of, neither suffering nor god-sent disaster, whose weight the nature of man could not lift."[2] And elsewhere: "[chariots and corpses] which not even a hundred Egyptians could lift." Often they mention Egyptians as bearers of burdens.[3]
Greek Original:
*)/araito: la/boi, komi/seien. *eu)ripi/dhs: ou)k e)/stin ou)de\n deino\n w(=d' ei)pei=n e)/pos ou)de\ pa/qos ou)de\ cumfora\ qeh/latos, h(=s ou)k a)\n a)/rait' a)/xqos a)nqrw/pou fu/sis. kai\ au)=qis: ou(\s ou)k a)\n a)/raint' ou)d' e(kato\n *ai)gu/ptioi. pollaxou= w(s a)xqoforou/ntwn *ai)gupti/wn me/mnhntai.
The headword is taken to be extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Same glossing in Hesychius.
[2] Euripides, Orestes 1-3 (web address 1 below).
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 1406 (web address 2), with scholion; cf. alpha 4703.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; imagery; religion; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2001@13:20:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 July 2001@04:46:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 August 2002@08:51:33.
David Whitehead (more notes and keywords; tweaking) on 11 April 2012@04:36:06.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@03:31:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 22 October 2015@10:38:07.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2015@02:54:01.


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