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Headword: Αἰψηρήν
Adler number: alphaiota,394
Translated headword: swift
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning swiftly, speedily. "They dissolved the assembly swift."[1] Not in reference to the market-place.[2]
Also [sc. attested is masculine] αἰψηρός , [meaning] a speedy [person]. From the [verb] ψαίρειν ["to flutter"], which means to speed up.[3]
Greek Original:
Αἰψηρήν: ἀντὶ τοῦ αἰψηρῶς, ταχέως. λῦσαν δ' ἀγορὴν αἰψηρήν. οὐκ ἐπὶ τῆς ἀγορᾶς. καὶ Αἰψηρός, ὁ ταχύς. ἀπὸ τοῦ ψαίρειν, ὃ σημαίνει τὸ ταχύνειν.
Notes:
cf. generally alphaiota 392, alphaiota 393.
[1] Homer, Iliad 19.276 or Odyssey 2.257 (where the verb is singular); cf. tau 200.
[2] The later and more normal meaning of the noun agora. For both, see alpha 299.
[3] cf. psi 28, psi 34.
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@15:22:09.
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David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; cosmetics) on 12 February 2003@06:07:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 December 2005@19:02:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 December 2005@23:43:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 May 2012@09:53:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 May 2012@00:28:28.
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