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Headword: *maqhtiw=
Adler number: mu,44
Translated headword: I wish to be a student
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I desire to learn.[1] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "for I wish to be a student. But open the door."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] maqhtai=si, [meaning] to/for the students.[3]
Greek Original:
*maqhtiw=: maqei=n e)piqumw=. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: maqhtiw= ga/r. a)ll' a)/noige th\n qu/ran. kai\ *maqhtai=si, toi=s maqhtai=s.
[1] Desiderative verb, from the noun maqhth/s.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 183 (web address 1) with scholion.
[3] i.e. the epic/poetic form with final iota; perhaps quoted here from Clouds 140 (cf. alpha 1353).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 14 June 2007@10:56:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, link, status) on 14 June 2007@11:50:16.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 June 2007@03:14:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 April 2013@00:16:05.
David Whitehead on 26 April 2013@07:02:44.


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