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Headword: Χρέος
Adler number: chi,458
Translated headword: need
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It is said [to derive] from the [adjective] χρειῶδες ["needful"].[1]
[The forms] χρέος and χρειώ [appear] in Aristophanes: "you wretch, what need do you have of this wicker-work?" He means "of [this] basket".[2]
Greek Original:
Χρέος: παρὰ τὸ χρειῶδες λέγεται. Χρέος καὶ ἡ χρειὼ παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει: τί δ', ὦ τάλας, τοῦδ' ἔχῃ τοῦ πλέκους χρέος; λέγει δὲ σπυρίδος.
Notes:
For another sense of this headword see chi 459.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 454 (web address 1 below), with scholion; cf. delta 571.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 April 2008@19:39:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks) on 4 April 2008@04:25:22.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@04:29:29.

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