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Headword: *po/qen
Adler number: pi,1856
Translated headword: how come?
Vetting Status: high
[A term] of denial/negation.[1] Equivalent to 'by no means'.
Greek Original:
*po/qen: a)rnhtiko/n. i)/son tw=| ou)damw=s.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 1455, where the headword is used in this sense (web address 1).
See generally LSJ s.v. po/qen, I.2.4; and pi 1857.
[1] For this item of terminology see already at alpha 3444 and nu 349.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 August 2010@08:56:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 9 August 2010@23:23:08.
David Whitehead (another note) on 10 August 2010@03:40:32.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@07:28:09.


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