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Headword: *(ufh/fasmai
Adler number: upsilon,729
Translated headword: I have been woven
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Attic perfect [middle/passive]. [Present] u(fai/nw, [future] u(fanw=, [perfect active] u(/fagka, [perfect middle-passive] u(/fammai. But the Attic-speakers have a habit often with such verbs to turn the consonant before the mu into sigma, [so u(/fammai] becomes u(/fasmai. But since the Attic perfect never has the same vowels in the first and second syllable, the upsilon is turned into eta, and it becomes u(fh/fasmai.
Greek Original:
*(ufh/fasmai: *)attiko\s parakei/menos. u(fai/nw, u(fanw=, u(/fagka, u(/fammai. e)/qos de\ e)/xousin oi( *)attikoi\ polla/kis e)n toi=s toiou/tois r(h/masi tre/pein to\ pro\ tou= m su/mfwnon ei)s s1, gi/netai u(/fasmai. e)pei\ de\ ou)de/pote o( *)attiko\s parakei/menos e)/xei ta\ au)ta\ fwnh/enta e)n th=| prw/th| kai\ deute/ra| sullabh=|, e)tra/ph to\ u ei)s h, kai\ gi/netai u(fh/fasmai.
Notes:
cf. Choeroboscus, Grammatici Graeci 4.2.2.91.5; also in ps.-Herodian, Etymologicum Magnum 785.48, and (according to Adler) the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword (first person singular) as well as the third person singular u(fh/fastai and the infinitive are attested only in grammarians and lexicography.
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2011@23:29:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 May 2011@04:15:23.
David Whitehead on 2 December 2013@03:14:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 May 2014@00:07:35.
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