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Headword: *pe/rasis bi/ou
Adler number: pi,1033
Translated headword: completion of life
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the end [sc. of it]. "Grant [now] a completion of life and some closure, unless I am thought to be diminished for ever." [Meaning] unless I am thought to be lessened in evils and to need an addition of evils.
Also [sc. attested is the neuter plural] pe/rata,[2] [meaning] goals.
Greek Original:
*pe/rasis bi/ou: h( teleuth/. do/te bi/ou pe/rasin kai\ katastrofh/n tina ei) mh\ dokw= ti meio/nws e)/xein a)ei/. ei) mh\ dokw= e)latto/nws e)/xein ta\ kaka\ kai\ dei=sqai prosqh/khs kakw=n. kai\ *pe/rata, te/lh.
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 102-104 (prayer of the aged Oedipus), with scholion.
[2] Evidently quoted from somewhere, but far too common to track down.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 March 2010@06:14:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 March 2010@15:29:53.
David Whitehead (another note) on 7 March 2010@04:34:00.
David Whitehead on 23 September 2013@07:47:11.


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