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Headword: *manqa/nein
Adler number: mu,155
Translated headword: to learn
Vetting Status: high
The origin of understanding. Also [sc. attested is] 'I learn', meaning I hear.[1]
"For this too I learn, that Menander the comic poet was very nearly prosecuted for no other reason than because he was a friend to [Demetrius]".[2]
Greek Original:
*manqa/nein: ge/nesis e)pisth/mhs. kai\ *manqa/nw, a)nti\ tou= a)kou/w. manqa/nw ga\r kai\ tou=to, o(/ti *me/nandros o( kwmiko\s par' o)li/gon h)=lqe kriqh=nai di' ou)de\n a)/llo h)\ o(/ti fi/los h)=n au)tw=|.
[1] cf. generally mu 45.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 5.79. For Demetrius of Phaleron see delta 429, for Menander, mu 589.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; philosophy; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 May 2008@07:57:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 20 May 2008@12:00:05.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 21 May 2008@03:11:48.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2013@05:47:21.


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