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Headword: ᾞμεν
Adler number: eta,289
Translated headword: we were going
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] we were proceeding. From the [verb] εἴω , for which reason the iota is added in writing.[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [says]: "then we were going to the precinct of the god."[2]
Greek Original:
ᾞμεν: ἐπορευόμεθα. ἀπὸ τοῦ εἴω: διὸ καὶ τὸ ι προσγεγραμμένον. Ἀριστοφάνης Πλούτῳ: ἔπειτα πρὸς τὸ τέμενος ᾖμεν τοῦ θεοῦ.
Notes:
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is first person plural, imperfect, of εἶμι "go", which does have an iota in the root.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus 659 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 July 2006@23:01:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 26 July 2006@03:45:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 December 2012@07:27:06.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 December 2012@21:22:06.

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