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Headword: *cuggra/yai
Adler number: xi,89
Translated headword: to compose
Vetting Status: high
and to write. To write [gra/yai] refers to a single matter, to compose [suggra/yai] to several. Alternatively, suggra/yai is to arrange with care and seriously, gra/yai to find the truth simply and not effortfully.
Greek Original:
*cuggra/yai kai\ *gra/yai: to\ me\n gra/yai e)f' e(no\s pra/gmatos, to\ de\ cuggra/yai e)pi\ pollw=n. h)\ cuggra/yai, to\ met' e)pimelei/as kai\ spoudai/ws sunta/cai, gra/yai de\ to\ a(plw=s kai\ mh\ e)pimelw=s th\n a)lh/qeian eu(rei=n.
From the scholia to Thucydides 1.1.1, where the historian begins his work by saying that he 'composed' (cune/graye) it (web address 1).
In Greek, the distinctions drawn by the scholiast are those between two variants, simple and compound, of the same verb.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@14:40:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added notes and keyword) on 6 July 2001@03:49:33.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 July 2001@18:08:36.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; betacoding and other cosmetics; raised status) on 11 September 2007@09:47:26.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo) on 16 September 2007@11:18:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 July 2013@00:31:43.


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