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Headword: *de/ei
Adler number: delta,166
Translated headword: it is necessary
Vetting Status: high
[de/ei] the [same as] dei=.[1] The indicative, clearly. But de/ei [sc. can also mean] with fear.[2]
"Nicomachus, since he had been found out, was in every fear."[3]
Greek Original:
*de/ei: to\ dei=. to\ o(ristiko\n dhlono/ti. *de/ei de/, fo/bw|. o( de\ *niko/maxos w(s pefwrame/nos e)n panti\ h)=n de/ei.
Also (minus the quotation) in Hesychius.
[1] The headword is simply the uncontracted form of this, metrically an iamb.
[2] For this noun, here dative, see delta 246.
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 July 2002@11:00:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 11 September 2002@03:39:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 8 March 2011@03:52:04.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2012@05:19:53.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2015@08:09:34.


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