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Headword: Εἰδείη
Adler number: epsiloniota,26
Translated headword: they might know
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they might recognise.
Also [sc. attested is] εἰδείη , ["he/she/it might know"], [meaning] might recognise, might understand.
Aristophanes [writes]: "may each man practice whatever skill he might know."[1]
Greek Original:
Εἰδεῖεν: γινώσκοιεν. καὶ Εἰδείη, γινώσκοι, ἐπίσταιτο. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἔρδοι τις ἣν ἕκαστος εἰδείη τέχνην.
The primary headword, extracted from somewhere unidentifiable, is a third person plural optative form of οἶδα ; the secondary one, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the corresponding third person singular. [Note: the online headword, mistakenly, is the latter.]
cf. epsiloniota 27.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 1431 (web address 1); already quoted at epsilon 2913.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2005@19:45:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 May 2005@04:52:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, tweaked translation) on 2 June 2011@21:37:29.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; tweaked and supplemented tr; reworked and expanded notes) on 3 June 2011@03:20:12.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2012@09:14:29.


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