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Headword: *tou= ga\r tou=to poih/sei
Adler number: tau,811
Translated headword: for why will [he] do this?
Vetting Status: high
Meaning for the sake of what?
Greek Original:
*tou= ga\r tou=to poih/sei: a)nti\ tou= e(/neka ti/nos;
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 672, with scholion.
The opening word of the quotation, tou=, is a genitive singular of the interrogative pronoun ti/s, equivalent to ti/nos. The verse in Aristophanes actually begins with a preposition: peri\ tou= "concerning what?"
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 February 2014@23:49:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; raised status) on 6 February 2014@02:55:35.


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