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Headword: *boulome/nw|
Adler number: beta,443
Translated headword: wishing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning to one] yearning, [to one] desiring.
"Amazed, he said, 'what, do you want to prophesy to me?' 'Yes,' he said, 'if it is to you wishing [to hear].'"[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "I wish, o king, to fail acting nobly rather than to be cravenly victorious."[2]
Greek Original:
*boulome/nw|: glixome/nw|, e)piqumou=nti. o( de\ e)/fh qauma/zwn, e)qelh/seis ti/ moi manteu/sasqai; pa/nu ge, e)/fhn, ei)/ soi boulome/nw| e)sti/n. *)aristofa/nhs: bou/lomai d', a)/nac, kalw=s drw=n e)camartei=n ma=llon h)\ nika=n kakw=s.
The headword participle, masculine dative singular, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 102 Habrich.
[2] Not Aristophanes but Sophocles: Philoctetes 94-95 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2002@19:58:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@03:57:57.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 1 June 2012@08:18:46.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 2 July 2012@17:39:40.
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