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Headword: γάρ
Adler number: eta,33
Translated headword: n'est-ce pas? no?
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning, [is it] not so?
Greek Original:
Ἦ γάρ: ἀντὶ τοῦ οὐχ οὕτως;
Note:
Same entry in Photius and in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon. The headword phrase is an appeal for confirmation, very common in Plato; Theodoridis on Photius s.v. offers Meno 97A and Theaetetus 160E exempli gratia.
Reference:
J. D. Denniston, The Greek Particles ed. 2 (Oxford 1966), pp. 85 & 285
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 May 2004@01:53:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 27 May 2004@03:44:57.
David Whitehead (another hw option; expanded note) on 3 December 2012@05:34:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 December 2014@00:58:21.
Catharine Roth (keyword) on 25 December 2014@01:00:40.

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