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Headword: *gelasei/onta
Adler number: gamma,106
Translated headword: being ready to laugh
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning him] being inclined to laugh, wanting to laugh.
Greek Original:
*gelasei/onta: gelastikw=s e)/xonta, gela/sai qe/lonta.
The headword is the present active participle, masculine accusative singular, of the desiderative verb gelasei/w (see also gamma 107). It occurs in Plato, Phaedo 64B (web address 1 below), and the present entry derives from the scholia there.
Other examples of this desiderative verbal suffix appear at beta 155, gamma 50, delta 1508, pi 1881.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@11:06:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 24 June 2002@17:57:03.
Catharine Roth (augmented notes) on 24 June 2002@18:00:32.
David Whitehead (modified and augmented notes) on 25 June 2002@02:48:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 June 2012@04:49:10.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference, upgraded link) on 22 August 2012@01:19:58.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@08:15:20.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 12 March 2016@01:47:56.


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