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Headword: Ἔσπετε
Adler number: epsilon,3189
Translated headword: tell
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] make [me] speak.
Greek Original:
Ἔσπετε: εἰπεῖν ποιήσατε.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (but sometimes with textual corruption: see Photius, Lexicon pi2108 Theodoridis). The correct headword, as here, is aorist imperative of ἐνέπω , used in the epic formula ἔσπετε νῦν μοι, Μοῦσαι ... "tell me, Muses ..." (four times in the Iliad, e.g. 2.284; also in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod).
Probably from *ἔν-σπετε with zero-grade of the root *sekw-; cf. epsilon 1351.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 May 2007@01:21:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 May 2007@03:01:33.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@09:07:57.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 29 August 2013@05:54:44.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 July 2014@01:19:35.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 February 2016@06:26:26.

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