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Headword: Aitêsasthai
Adler number: alphaiota,364
Translated headword: to ask for, to request
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to be furnished with. Menander in Nurse [writes]: "if any of you, sweetest gentlemen, asked for or been furnished with a child ...]"[1] Also in Hymnis: "not asking for fire or asking for a plate."[2]
Greek Original:
Aitêsasthai: to chrêsasthai. Menandros Titthêi: ên an tis humôn paidion êitêsato ê kechrêken, andres glukutatoi. kai en Humnidi: ou pur gar aitôn oude lopada aitoumenos.
Same or similar entry in other lexica.
[1] Menander fr. 461 Kock, 350 K.-A.
[2] Menander fr. 476 Kock, 365 K.-A. (using the active as well as the middle participle); cf. alphaiota 377.
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@19:18:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 12 February 2003@06:16:54.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@07:02:04.
David Whitehead (updated refs) on 24 December 2014@06:43:10.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 December 2015@05:51:43.


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