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Headword: *)ia/yai
Adler number: iota,74
Translated headword: to strike
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to attack.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] i)a/yh|s ["you would strike"], [meaning] you would attack or seize us. "You would be present and strike this ray of dance." Sophocles [sc. says this].[2]
Greek Original:
*)ia/yai: e)pibalei=n. kai\ *)ia/yh|s, e)piba/lh|s h)\ sulla/bois h(mi=n. o)rxh/matos au)gh\n tou=d' a)\n cunw\n i)a/yh|s. *sofoklh=s.
[1] The headword, presumably quoted from somewhere, is aorist active infinitive of i)a/ptw (cf. alpha 5, iota 42). Also in other lexica, e.g. Hesychius iota111, but with the gloss fqei=rai "to destroy."
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 695, in a choral passage (with a variant reading: see web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 May 2006@01:47:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 May 2006@05:30:36.
David Whitehead (tweaking; expanded n.1) on 8 January 2013@07:08:25.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 January 2013@00:18:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 28 December 2018@00:57:09.


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