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Headword: *ai(mu/la
Adler number: alphaiota,211
Translated headword: wheedling
Vetting Status: high
[ai(mu/la.] Also [sc. attested is] ai(mu/los], [meaning a] flatterer, [someone] deceiving.[1]
"Some of the flatterers and smart people will suppose that I am joking."[2]
[These words are] paroxytone: ai(mu/los, *tertu/los, *rwmu/los, *ai)sxu/los.[3]
And [the superlative is] ai(mulw/tatos.[4]
Greek Original:
*ai(mu/la. kai\ *ai(mu/los, ko/lac, a)patew/n. tw=n me/n tines ai(mu/lwn kai\ komyw=n oi)h/sontai/ me pai/zein. parocuto/nws to\ ai(mu/los, *tertu/los, *(rwmu/los, *ai)sxu/los. kai\ *ai(mulw/tatos.
The twin headwords are, respectively, the feminine nominative singular or neuter nominative/accusative plural (probably the latter if, as seems likely, it is quoted from Hesiod, Works and Days 374) and the masculine nominative singular of this poetic adjective, which most often refers to words.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Aelian fr. 37 Domingo-Forasté (34 Hercher).
[3] Copied from here to rho 251 (inaccurately) and tau 360.
[4] Attested only here and, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 January 2003@21:13:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added xref;cosmetics) on 29 January 2003@03:16:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, added keyword) on 17 April 2011@19:05:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 25 April 2011@03:39:41.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 25 April 2011@11:11:59.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords) on 15 May 2012@05:14:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 May 2012@01:53:45.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 27 November 2015@03:24:44.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2015@03:26:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 15 January 2022@01:27:07.


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