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Headword: *nw/
Adler number: nu,526
Translated headword: we two, us two
Vetting Status: high
Instead of “oneself” [au)to/s].[1] Aristophanes [says] in Plutus: “we two [must] make [him] see”.[2] Instead of au)to/s ["I myself"]. Or instead of “we must make him see”.
On this [pronoun] and [the pronoun] sfw=e, search in the great Etymological Dictionary.[3]
Greek Original:
*nw/: a)nti\ tou= au)to/s. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: ble/yai poih=sai nw/. a)nti\ tou= au)to/s. h)\ a)nti\ tou= dei= h(ma=s poih=sai au)to\n ble/yai. peri\ tou/tou kai\ tou= sfw=e zh/tei e)n tw=| mega/lw| *)etumologikw=|.
[1] *nw/ is the nominative/accusative dual of the first person pronoun.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 401 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 739.20.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 10 November 2007@00:39:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 November 2007@13:04:20.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note) on 10 November 2007@19:43:33.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 November 2007@05:08:53.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@07:56:48.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@06:09:53.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 November 2020@00:25:15.
Catharine Roth on 27 November 2020@00:29:59.


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