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Headword: *neu=mai
Adler number: nu,265
Translated headword: I will return
Vetting Status: high
Meaning I will come. Homer [writes]: "for in the morning I will return". [Instead] of a present there is ne/omai, [by contraction] neu=mai.[1] He means to say 'I will come'.
Greek Original:
*neu=mai: a)nti\ tou= e)leu/somai. *(/omhros: h)w=qen ga\r neu=mai. e)nestw=to/s e)sti ne/omai, neu=mai. bou/letai de\ ei)pei=n e)leu/somai.
Quoted from Homer, Iliad 18.136 (web address 1). This entry draws on the corresponding scholia; see also glosses in Eustathius ad loc. and Hesychius nu388.
See also nu 133, nu 134, nu 293.
[1] The verb ne/omai (= go, come) usually has a future sense.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 27 December 2007@11:23:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 29 December 2007@00:56:35.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; cosmetics) on 30 December 2007@05:15:15.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@05:58:42.


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