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Headword: *protre/pw
Adler number: pi,2895
Translated headword: I urge, I persuade
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I call upon prayerfully. For supplicants [are called] protro/paioi. Sophocles [writes]: "this much I urge you, o Zeus; and together [with you] I call Hermes as a guide."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the middle-voice] protre/pomai/ se ["I urge you on"]; [i.e. used] with an accusative.[2]
Greek Original:
*protre/pw: eu)ktikw=s parakalw=. protro/paioi ga\r oi( i(ke/tai. *sofoklh=s. tosau=ta/ s', w)= *zeu=, protre/pw: kalw= d' a(/ma pompai=on *(ermh=n. kai\ *protre/pomai/ se: ai)tiatikh=|.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 831-2, with scholion on 831.
[2] Addendum (similarly in syntactic lexica) lacking, Adler reports, in ms A and added in the margin in ms V.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 October 2013@23:17:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 October 2013@03:21:59.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:14:17.


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