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Headword: Ἠμέν μοι πρόφρων ἔπεσι καὶ χερσὶν ἀρῆξαι
Adler number: eta,292
Translated headword: to protect me willingly with words and hands
Vetting Status: high
[Ἠμέν ] is one part of speech.[1] The more complete [expression is] ἠμήν [with eta]. It is an interjection used in oaths.
Greek Original:
Ἠμέν μοι πρόφρων ἔπεσι καὶ χερσὶν ἀρῆξαι: ἓν μέρος λόγου ἐστί: τὸ δὲ ἐντελέστερον ἠμήν. ἔστι δὲ ὁρκικὸν ἐπίφθεγμα.
Homer, Iliad 1.77 (web address 1) with scholion.
[1] That is, rather than two words (ἦ μέν ), which is probably the better reading in the passage cited. See Denniston p. 389. See also eta 320.
J.D. Denniston, The Greek Particles, ed. 2. Oxford 1966.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 August 2006@00:58:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 23 August 2006@04:22:18.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added bibliography) on 24 August 2006@11:44:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 16 December 2012@07:39:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 December 2012@21:24:02.


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