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Headword: Αἰτούμενος
Adler number: alphaiota,377
Translated headword: asking for, requesting, seeking
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] borrowing.[1] Menander in Hymnis [writes]: "not asking for fire, but seeking a plate."[2] [The active voice] αἰτῶν [means] intending to have it permanently, but [the middle voice] αἰτούμενος [means] taking with the intention of giving back again.[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰτούμενος: κιχράμενος. Μένανδρος Ὕμνιδι: οὐ πῦρ γὰρ αἰτῶν, ἀλλὰ λοπάδα αἰτούμενος. τὸ μὲν αἰτῶν, εἰσαεὶ ἕξων, τὸ δὲ αἰτούμενος, λαβών, αὖθις ἀποδώσων.
Notes:
[1] cf. alphaiota 378, eta 622, eta 624.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The quotation is Menander fr. 365 K.-A (476 Kock); see already alphaiota 364 (where it reads '...nor even seeking...').
[3] cf. the scholia on Thucydides 6.46.3, where a middle (aorist) participle occurs.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 April 2003@00:59:35.
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