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Headword: *)=a|sma
Adler number: alpha,4186
Translated headword: song, warp
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a strain, an ode.
It also means 'warp'. And Sophron [sc. uses the word].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] a)/ttesqai ["to set the warp"], which we [say as] dia/zesqai. [This] happened by a change of the two sigmas into the zeta.[2]
Greek Original:
*)=a|sma: to\ me/los, h( w)|dh/. shmai/nei de\ kai\ to\ di/asma. kai\ *sw/frwn. kai\ a)/ttesqai, o(\ h(mei=s dia/zesqai. metabolh=| tw=n du/o ss1 ei)s to\ z e)ge/neto.
Same or similar material in other lexica.
[1] Sophron fr. 79 Kaibel, now 143 K.-A. (For Sophron see generally sigma 893.) This a)/sma has no iota subscript, distinguishing it from the the headword a)=|sma (which is also differently accented).
[2] Two sigmas in the Ionic/koine form a)/ssesqai, corresponding to the Attic a)/ttesqai.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 March 2002@23:46:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 April 2002@13:00:36.
David Whitehead (another note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 25 April 2012@05:13:04.
David Whitehead (updated n.1) on 21 December 2014@09:44:33.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 27 November 2015@14:15:44.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 27 November 2015@14:20:58.


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