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Headword: *)oi/+
Adler number: omicron,88
Translated headword: oi!
Vetting Status: high
It is an exclamation of those who feel grief and displeasure; also those who are afraid say this.
Greek Original:
*)oi/+: o)durome/nwn e)sti\n e)pi/fqegma kai\ dusxeraino/ntwn: kai\ oi( fobou/menoi de\ ou(/tw le/gousin.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 932 (web address 1), where there is a play on this exclamation and o)/i+s "sheep" (cf. omicron 90, omicron 95, omicron 100).
cf. Eustathius, Commentary on the Odyssey 1538.45.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 October 2009@01:06:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 1 November 2009@04:31:59.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 November 2009@12:24:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 23 June 2013@06:25:39.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 December 2020@18:43:31.


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