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Headword: ᾜκει
Adler number: eta,169
Translated headword: was like
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Instead of ἐῴκει , [meaning he/she/it] was made similar.[1] "He [Midias] is called a quail, for indeed he was like a quail."[2] From the [verb] εἴκω ["I liken"], [meaning] I make [something] similar.[3]
Greek Original:
ᾜκει: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐῴκει, ὡμοίωτο. ὄρτυξ καλεῖται, καὶ γὰρ ᾔκει ὄρτυγι. ἀπὸ τοῦ εἴκω, τὸ ὁμοιῶ.
Notes:
[1] Contracted pluperfect of ἔοικα , third person singular.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 1298 (web address 1).
[3] cf. epsiloniota 91, epsiloniota 92.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 July 2006@18:40:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 21 July 2006@03:52:48.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 December 2012@04:37:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 December 2012@18:44:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 4 August 2018@21:15:36.

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