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Headword: *)anametrh/saimi
Adler number: alpha,1961
Translated headword: might I measure out
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning] might I cross over.[1]
"[...] never to sail away to Rhegium[2] nor to measure out so much sea."[3]
Greek Original:
*)anametrh/saimi: ai)tiatikh=|. diekpera/saimi. mh/pote e)s *(rh/gion e)kplei=n mh/te th\n pollh\n qa/lassan a)nametrei=n.
[1] Likewise (minus the grammatical point) in other lexica; references in Photius alpha1558 Theodoridis. The headword, an aorist optative, is extracted from Homer, Odyssey 12.428 (on Charybdis: chi 144); cf. the scholia there. The line is quoted in Plato's Seventh Letter (345E).
[2] At the toe-end of Italy (rho 122).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively suggests Diodorus Siculus.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; history; imagery; mythology; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 May 2001@00:15:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 May 2001@11:19:13.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 July 2002@08:59:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 March 2006@08:35:26.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 24 February 2012@08:00:39.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2013@06:25:31.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2015@10:39:14.


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