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Headword: *)hqei=e
Adler number: eta,153
Translated headword: honored sir
Vetting Status: high
This [word] is not used simply in reference to a brother or an elder man, but as a respectful form of address, with which a young man addresses an elder brother.[1]
The plural [is sc. also] h)qei=e.[2] And the feminine [is] h)qei/a.[3]
Greek Original:
*)hqei=e: tou=to ou)/te yilw=s e)pi\ a)delfou= fe/retai ou)/te presbu/tou, a)ll' e)pi\ septikh=| proshgori/a|, kaq' h(\n ne/os presbute/rw| a)delfw=| prosfwnei=. to\ de\ plh=res *)hqei=e. kai\ qhluko\n *)hqei/a.
[1] The headword is vocative singular of h)qei=os; the variant h)qai=os also occurs. For this glossing materual cf. scholia on Homer, Iliad 6.518 (Paris addressing Hector) and 22.229 (Athena addressing Hector in the guise of Deiphobus): web addresses 1 & 2.
[2] The plural h)qai=oi is attested in Antimachus of Colophon (alpha 2681).
[3] The Ionic/epic feminine h)qei/h occurs in the periphrasis h)qei/h kefalh/ (Homer, Iliad 23.94).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 July 2006@16:46:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 20 July 2006@03:46:05.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 6 December 2012@07:44:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 9 December 2012@01:44:15.
Catharine Roth (corrected my link) on 3 August 2018@20:24:24.


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