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Headword: Ἤμην
Adler number: eta,321
Translated headword: I was
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I was existing,[1] or I was sitting.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἤμην: ὑπῆρχον, ἢ ἐκαθήμην.
NB: as in Adler, the headword verb should have no aspiration, to accommodate the two senses given.
[1] With smooth breathing, ἤμην is an imperfect of εἰμί "I am"; cf. eta 5, eta 366.
[2] With rough breathing, ἥμην is pluperfect (with imperfect sense) of the perfect ἧμαι "I sit" (eta 287, eta 293).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 July 2006@21:47:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 26 July 2006@03:44:31.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 7 September 2006@19:53:06.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2012@09:28:46.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 April 2016@06:51:29.


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