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Headword: *)epeidh/
Adler number: epsilon,2118
Translated headword: since
Vetting Status: high
It is a causal connective particle,[1] but is also used to mean from [the time] when; thus even did Thucydides often use [it], and Homer beforehand.[2]
"Since first it left its stump in the mountains,"[3] [said] about the scepter.
Greek Original:
*)epeidh/: e)/sti me\n su/ndesmos parasunaptiko/s, lamba/netai de\ kai\ a)nti\ tou= a)f' ou(=: w(s kai\ *qoukudi/dhs polla/kis e)xrh/sato kai\ *(/omhros pro/teron. e)peidh\ prw=ta tomh\n e)n o)/resi le/loipe, peri\ tou= skh/ptrou.
cf. generally epsilon 2113, epsilon 2121.
[1] "A connective particle which implies a fact": LSJ s.v.
[2] Likewise in other lexica; similarly in the scholia to (e.g.) Homer, Iliad 5.176. (For a Thucydidean instance see 8.68.2.)
[3] Homer, Iliad 1.235 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Emily Rossow on 6 October 2006@09:00:41.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added note, link and keywords) on 6 October 2006@09:01:39.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 6 October 2006@13:11:19.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 October 2006@04:27:05.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 8 October 2012@05:16:34.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2013@09:10:03.
David Whitehead (expanded a note) on 24 January 2016@07:35:34.


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