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Headword: *glw=ssan
Adler number: gamma,295
Translated headword: tongue
Vetting Status: high
"An idle [tongue] but a hardworking hand I had. Now I have come to the test and I see that the tongue and not the deed matters most to mortals"; thus it should be written: "[o] son of a noble father, when [I] myself was a young men [I had] an idle tongue etc."[1]
Greek Original:
*glw=ssan me\n a)rgo\n, xei=ra d' ei)=xon e)rga/tin. nu=n d' ei)s e)/legxon e)ciw\n o(rw= brotoi=s glw=ssan ou)xi\ ta)/rg' ei)s pa/nq' h(goume/nhn: ou(/tw grapte/on: e)sqlou= patro\s pai=, kau)to\s w)\n ne/os pote\ glw=ssan me\n a)rgo\n kai\ ta\ e(ch=s.
The headword, accusative singular, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Philoctetes 97-99 (web address 1 below), Odysseus speaking, with comment from a scholiast there who quotes line 96.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2002@18:57:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; added keyword; cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@06:38:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@05:01:40.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 September 2012@22:54:37.


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