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Headword: *to/ toi polu\
Adler number: tau,882
Translated headword: the great
Vetting Status: high
"[The great] and never ceasing [and] true word, o stranger, I want to hear:" that is, the evil which cannot be washed out, I want to hear about the fulfillment[1] of Oedipus.
Greek Original:
*to/ toi polu\ kai\ mhdama\ lh=gon xrh/|zw, ce/n', o)rqo\n a)/kousm' a)kou=sai: toute/sti to\ a)neca/leipton kako/n, to\ kata\ th\n plh/rwsin xrh/|zw a)kou=sai tou= *oi)di/podos.
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 516-517, with scholion to 516. The first three words of this (with a particle, toi, untranslated here) are formatted by Adler as the entry's lemma.
[1] This noun should be not plh/rwsin but ph/rwsin ("maiming, blinding").
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 February 2014@18:39:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 25 February 2014@05:11:35.


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