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Headword: *mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=
Adler number: mu,1416
Translated headword: mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu
Vetting Status: high
They [sc. the "slaves" Demosthenes and Nikias] are saying this as if lamenting. It is an iamb, with the first u short but the second long.
Greek Original:
*mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=, mu\ mu=: tou=to w(s qrhnou=nte/s fasin. e)/sti de\ i)/ambos, e)/xwn to\ me\n prw=ton u braxu/, to\ de\ deu/teron makro/n.
Aristophanes, Knights 10 (text at web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. Can also serve as the sound of muttering: see LSJ s.v. mu=, 2.
Cf. mu 1383.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; ethics; meter and music
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 November 2003@08:53:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 7 December 2003@21:40:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 June 2004@08:32:49.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:59:34.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 29 September 2020@22:39:50.


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