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Headword: *diplai=
Adler number: delta,1258
Translated headword: double
Vetting Status: high
Feminine plural [of diplou=s].
Attic writers accentuate a(pla= ["single"] and dipla= ["double"] and pollapla= ["multiple"] and all such [adjectives] with a circumflex on the last syllable. [Likewise] a)rgura= ["silver"], xrusa= ["golden"], keramea= ["earthen"] from kerameou=n, and foinika= ["crimson"] from foinikiou=n.
Greek Original:
*diplai=: to\ qhluko\n plhquntiko/n. to\ a(pla= kai\ dipla= kai\ pollapla= kai\ pa/nta ta\ toiau=ta perispw=sin oi( *)attikoi/. a)rgura=, xrusa=, keramea=, a)po\ tou= kerameou=n, kai\ foinika=, a)po\ tou= foinikiou=n.
From alpha 3221. Cf. pi 1871 and chi 553. These are neuter plurals of contracted adjectives.
[1] Of diplou=s (cf. delta 1261, delta 1262).
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 February 2005@01:09:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaked translation) on 13 February 2005@04:41:49.
Catharine Roth (fixed my typos) on 13 February 2005@11:39:03.


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