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Headword: Ἡρμοττόμην
Adler number: eta,534
Translated headword: I was being governed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I was being educated.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "in the kitchen I was being governed with [sc. blows of the] knuckles." The [verb] ἡρμοττόμην [comes] from musical usage.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡρμοττόμην: ἐπαιδευόμην. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἐν ταῖσιν εὔστραις κονδύλοις ἡρμοττόμην. ἀπὸ τῆς μουσικῆς τὸ ἡρμοττόμην.
Notes:
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is imperfect middle/passive, first person singular, of ἁρμόττω /ἁρμόζω ; cf. eta 532, eta 533.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 1236 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. epsilon 3756.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 November 2006@17:33:09.
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David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 3 November 2006@03:06:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 December 2012@08:30:11.
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