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Headword: *do/men, o(/s ken dw=|: kai\ mh\ do/men, o(/s ken mh\ dw=|
Adler number: delta,1349
Translated headword: to give [to] whoever gives and not to give [to] whoever does not give
Vetting Status: high
Hesiod says [this]. Meaning to give [do/menai] and not to give.
Greek Original:
*do/men, o(/s ken dw=|: kai\ mh\ do/men, o(/s ken mh\ dw=|: o( *(hsi/odo/s fhsin. a)nti\ tou= do/menai kai\ mh\ do/menai.
Hesiod, Works and Days 354 (web address 1), with scholion on this verse.
Both do/men and the gloss do/menai are epic forms of the aorist active infinitive of di/dwmi (Smyth ยง760D, web address 2).
(Entry lacking, Adler reports, in three of the manuscripts, and a marginal addition in two others.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2004@22:21:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 29 November 2004@03:26:00.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 July 2011@04:06:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links, added keyword) on 30 July 2011@13:18:37.
David Whitehead on 16 July 2012@05:47:30.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 November 2015@03:19:41.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 14 August 2019@23:55:54.


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