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Headword: *deka/palai
Adler number: delta,176
Translated headword: ten ages ago
Vetting Status: high
The Attic [writers] say [this word when they mean] a great while earlier.
Greek Original:
*deka/palai: to\ pro\ pollou= pa/nu le/gousin *)attikoi/.
Perhaps, Adler suggests, from ancient commentary on Aristophanes, Knights 1154, where this adverb occurs; cf. tau 1000. (Also elsewhere in comedy.)
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 July 2002@11:07:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@13:13:48.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 18 June 2012@05:37:01.


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