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Headword: *mixqh=nai h)\ migh=nai
Adler number: mu,1143
Translated headword: to have had intercourse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to have encountered, to have commingled, to have associated.
Greek Original:
*mixqh=nai h)\ migh=nai: a)panth=sai, summi/cai, o(milh=sai.
The headword verb is here illustrated by two versions of the aorist passive infinitive, mixqh=nai and migh=nai. Both are used (e.g.) by Oedipus in Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, of his incestuous relationship with his mother Jocasta: see lines 791 and 995. Yet the verb itself was just as ambiguous in Greek as it is in English; for instances where sexual 'intercourse' is meant see e.g. delta 683, zeta 4.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 June 2009@08:38:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 June 2009@16:38:52.
David Whitehead (augmented note; more keywords) on 30 June 2009@03:10:27.
David Whitehead on 24 May 2013@05:26:40.


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