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Headword: Ἦπου
Adler number: eta,440
Translated headword: I suppose, surely
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] perhaps, almost.[1]
"[...they] surely begging to put to shame [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἦπου: ἴσως, σχεδόν. ἦπου δεόμενοι δυσωπεῖν.
Notes:
See also eta 441.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica and in scholia on Homer, Odyssey 15.441, and on Plato, Euthyphro 4A and Politicus 285D.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Julian (the emperor), Encomium of the empress Eusebia 13.
Reference:
J.D. Denniston, The Greek Particles, ed. 2 (Oxford 1966), 285-286
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; philosophy; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 October 2006@01:24:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 17 October 2006@02:59:16.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; tweaking) on 18 December 2012@07:57:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 December 2012@19:20:15.

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