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Headword: *)=h|men
Adler number: eta,289
Translated headword: we were going
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] we were proceeding. From the [verb] ei)/w, for which reason the iota is added in writing.[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [says]: "then we were going to the precinct of the god."[2]
Greek Original:
*)=h|men: e)poreuo/meqa. a)po\ tou= ei)/w: dio\ kai\ to\ i prosgegramme/non. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: e)/peita pro\s to\ te/menos h)=|men tou= qeou=.
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is first person plural, imperfect, of ei)=mi "go", which does have an iota in the root.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus 659 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 July 2006@23:01:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 26 July 2006@03:45:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 December 2012@07:27:06.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 December 2012@21:22:06.


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