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Headword: *palaio/n
Adler number: pi,57
Translated headword: ancient, old
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] from a long time earlier;[1] as in Homer: "indeed you have long been a guest-friend of my family."[2] Also [sc. meaning something] broken-down. As [in] the [phrase], "[there are] many [ships] in sea-girt Ithaca, both new and old ."[3]
Greek Original:
*palaio/n: to\ pro\ pollou= xro/nou: w(s par' *(omh/rw|: h)= r(a/ nu/ moi cei=nos patrw/i+os e)ssi\ palaio/s. kai\ to\ dierruhko/s. w(s to/, pollai\ e)n a)mfia/lw| *)iqa/kh|, h)me\n ne/ai h)de\ palaiai/.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 415, where the headword occurs (of an "old" Euripidean play -- web address 1).
[1] LSJ entry at web address 2.
[2] Homer, Iliad 6.215 (web address 3).
[3] Homer, Odyssey 2.293 (web address 4).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3,
Web address 4
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; geography; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 July 2001@23:16:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 25 July 2001@03:14:53.
Catharine Roth (inserted another link) on 25 July 2001@10:50:05.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 May 2011@07:17:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 18 May 2011@01:15:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2011@06:03:46.
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