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Headword: *dei=
Adler number: delta,299
Translated headword: it is necessary
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] it is fitting.[1]
It has 4 senses.[2] Meaning xrh/ ["one must"]. And meaning there is need. [sc. As in] "there is need of money, and without these things there will be nothing of what is needed."[3] And meaning he/she/it binds [desmei=].[4] And de/ei uncontracted means is far from.
And in Aristophanes [we find] dei=, meaning bind. "Bind her hands behind her."[5]
Greek Original:
*dei=: pre/pei. d# e)/xei ta\ shmaino/mena. a)nti\ tou= xrh/. kai\ a)nti\ tou= xrei/a e)sti/. dei= de\ xrhma/twn, kai\ a)/neu tou/twn ou)de\n gene/sqai tw=n deo/ntwn. kai\ a)nti\ tou= desmei=. kai\ de/ei e)n dialu/sei a)nti\ tou= a)pe/xei. kai\ para\ *)aristofa/nei dei=, a)nti\ tou= dh=son. o)pi/sw tw\ xei=re dei=.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius; and cf. delta 370, epsilon 213.
[2] This paragraph is paralleled in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Gregory of Nazianzus PG 36, 1225b.
[3] Demosthenes 1.20 (web address 1 below).
[4] cf. epsilon 221, epsilon 230.
[5] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 434 (web address 2), preceded here by comment from the scholia there.
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Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2002@10:47:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@11:39:39.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added cross-reference) on 27 May 2003@01:55:57.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 June 2012@06:49:44.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2015@07:06:32.
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