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Headword: *kei=o
Adler number: kappa,1477
Translated headword: you might lie [?]
Vetting Status: high
In the optative.[1] But kei/w ["I want to lie down, I will lie down"] [means] I am going to sleep.[2]
Greek Original:
*kei=o: eu)ktikw=s. *kei/w de\ to\ koimw=mai.
[1] The transmitted headword, kei=o, is attested only here. The optative of kei=mai is attested in the third person singular ke/oito, so the second person should be ke/oio.
[2] *kei/w is an epic desiderative verb from kei=mai; cf. kappa 144.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 November 2008@01:18:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweak) on 12 November 2008@03:29:42.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@06:40:17.


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