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Headword: Ἔσται
Adler number: epsilon,3202
Translated headword: will be
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Homer uses this in four ways: ἔσσεται , ἐσσεῖται , ἔσται .
Greek Original:
Ἔσται: τετραχῶς τούτῳ χρᾶται Ὅμηρος: ἔσσεται, ἐσσεῖται, ἔσται.
Notes:
Similar material, according to Adler, in Anecdota Oxoniensia 1.136.6 and 1.175.6 (the latter giving rise to entries in the Etymologicum Gudianum and, post-Suda, the Etymologicum Magnum). Compare also epsilon 3126.
Only three forms for the epic third person singular, future, of εἰμί are cited here; the fourth would be ἔσεται . In order to make the entry coherent, one may therefore either add ἔσεται to the list given (so Aemilius Portus, Tittman, Gaisford, as in the An.Ox.) or else modify 'four ways'. Adler reports that ms T has 'many ways' (πολλαχῶς ), and Kuster emended to 'three ways' (τριχῶς ), as in Etym.Magn..
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 February 2006@01:00:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; removed a keyword) on 26 February 2006@04:20:18.
Catharine Roth (corrected my betacode) on 26 February 2006@16:20:41.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@04:51:23.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 17 February 2016@03:49:15.

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