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Headword: *)/aelpta
Adler number: alpha,551
Translated headword: unexpected [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unhoped-for [ones],[1] unlooked-for [ones]. Aristophanes [writes]: "in truth there are many unexpected [things] in this long life."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/aelpta: a)ne/lpista, a)prosdo/khta. *)aristofa/nhs: h)= po/ll' a)/elpt' e)sti\n e)n tw=| makrw=| bi/w|.
The headword adjective (cf. alpha 550), extracted from the quotation given, is neuter nominative plural.
[1] cf. Hesychius alpha1356 (singular).
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 256 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 April 2000@09:11:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added note and link.) on 11 September 2000@01:07:40.
Catharine Roth (Improved link.) on 23 January 2001@22:36:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 12 June 2007@09:37:50.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 January 2012@03:41:32.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2015@06:25:56.


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