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Headword: *pai/ein
Adler number: pi,874
Translated headword: to beat
Vetting Status: high
Thus they call doing anything whatsoever intensely.[1] Aristophanes in Acharnians [writes]: "and the young man quickly beats [the old man] with terse words."[2]
Greek Original:
*pai/ein: ou(/tw le/gousi to\ pa=n o(tiou=n sunto/nws poiei=n. *)aristofa/nhs *)axarneu=sin: o( de\ neani/as e)s ta/xos pai/ei stroggu/lois toi=s r(h/masi.
The headword is the present active infinitive of the verb pai/w (I strike, I smite); cf. pi 873, pi 880, pi 893, pi 894, and LSJ s.v. In the following quotation it appears in the present indicative active, third person singular.
[1] From the scholia to the passage about to be quoted.
[2] The quotation (again at sigma 1209) is taken from the Chorus Leader's speech in protest at an old man's courtroom plight: Aristophanes, Acharnians 685-6 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 10 June 2008@19:56:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 10 June 2008@23:43:12.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 June 2008@03:35:18.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@11:16:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 5 July 2021@00:58:51.


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