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Headword: Αἰβοῖ
Adler number: alphaiota,14
Translated headword: aiboi! bah!
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An adverb of indignation.[1] It is applied also to pleasure by Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "aiboi! There is nothing sweeter than flying!"[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰβοῖ: σχετλιαστικὸν ἐπίρρημα. τάττεται δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ ἡδονῆς παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει ἐν Ὄρνισιν: αἰβοῖ: οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδὲν τοῦ πέτεσθαι γλυκύτερον.
Notes:
The headword recurs, unglosssed, as alphaiota 15.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 829, where the headword occurs.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 1341-2, with scholion.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 September 2002@00:56:30.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 September 2002@05:07:27.
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