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Headword: Ἐπίτηδες
Adler number: epsilon,2680
Translated headword: on purpose
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something which results] from intention. "Therefore we were (not) brought together on purpose."[1] And elsewhere: "as if on purpose."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπίτηδες: ἐκ σπουδῆς. οὔκουν ἐπίτηδες ξυνελέγημεν. καὶ αὖθις: ὥσπερ ἐπίτηδες.
Notes:
The headword (extracted from the first quotation given but also illustrated by the second) is the neuter nominative/accusative singular of an adjective, used adverbially.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 116 (web address 1), with scholion; but read οὐκοῦν rather than οὔκουν , as the statement should be affirmative.
[2] cf. Aristophanes, Knights 1135-6 (web address 2), where the reading is εἰ τούσδ' ἐπίτηδες ὥσπερ δημοσίους τρέφεις "If you feed them on purpose like public slaves ..."
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 December 2007@01:27:57.
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