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Headword: *memetre/atai
Adler number: mu,560
Translated headword: they have been measured
Vetting Status: high
[*memetre/atai means the same as Attic] meme/trhntai.
Greek Original:
*memetre/atai: meme/trhntai.
The Ionic form given as the headword occurs in Herodotus 4.86.4 (web address 1), where Hdt. explains how he worked out the size of various seas that he has just given, and already in his source for this: Hecataeus of Miletus [epsilon 360] FGrH 1 F196. It is commented on by several grammarians, from Herodian onwards, as an example of the Ionic perfect passive plural.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; science and technology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 May 2009@03:53:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 May 2009@05:53:42.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@08:19:19.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 August 2020@18:03:04.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 9 August 2020@18:05:58.


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