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Headword: *mw=ros
Adler number: mu,1342
Translated headword: foolish
Vetting Status: high
In Attic writers it takes a circumflex on the penult.[1]
"O foolish men, you do not know what that wisest tragedian said: 'The tongue has sworn, but the mind was unsworn'."[2]
Greek Original:
*mw=ros: para\ *)attikoi=s properispa=tai. w)= mw=roi, ou)k i)/ste to\n sofw/taton th=s tragw|di/as ei)po/nta, h( glw=tt' o)mw/moken, h( de\ frh\n a)nw/motos.
cf. generally mu 1337, mu 1338, mu 1339, mu 1340, mu 1341.
[1] As distinct from the acute on the ultima of other dialects and the Koine.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable (Adler suggests Aelian), but the 'wisest tragedian' is Euripides: see Hippolytus 612 (web address 1); cf. already alpha 2592.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 August 2009@07:46:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 August 2009@08:20:07.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@05:40:41.


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