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Headword: *gli/xetai
Adler number: gamma,291
Translated headword: longs for
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a genitive. [Meaning he/she/it] has too much regard for, craves.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related present participle] glixo/menos ["longing for"], [meaning he] craving.[2]
But [also used] with an accusative: "and these were the things, these which [he] was longing for."[3]
Greek Original:
*gli/xetai: genikh=|. li/an e)/xetai, e)piqumei=. kai\ *glixo/menos, e)piqumw=n. kat' ai)tiatikh\n de/: kai\ tau=ta h)=n, a(\ tau=t' e)gli/xeto.
Same material, variously, in other lexica; see further below.
cf. generally gamma 288, gamma 289, epsilon 140.
[1] Same glossing in Photius; similar in Hesychius, where Latte reasonably suggests that the headword itself is quoted from Demosthenes 18.207 (on Aeschines).
[2] Same gloss in Hesychius; Latte there suggests that the participle is quoted from Plato, Phaedo 117A, but there are numerous other possibilities.
[3] This quotation is given more accurately in other lexica, and also attributed there: Demosthenes 5.22 (on Philip).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 July 2002@18:11:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 10 July 2002@02:53:25.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 28 May 2005@00:46:42.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@04:50:57.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@04:42:49.


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