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Headword: *(hrw=|nai
Adler number: eta,554
Translated headword: heroines
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "they are some kind of heroines." They pronounced "heroines" with three syllables, as h)i/+qeoi [contracts to] h)/|qeoi.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "[she] having accomplished this, a noble and daring deed, downright [worthy] of a heroine."[2]
Greek Original:
*(hrw=|nai: *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: h(rw=|nai/ tine/s ei)si. trisulla/bws to\ h(rw=|nai proh/negkan, w(s h)i/+qeoi, h)/|qeoi. *ai)liano/s: gennai=on e)/rgon kai\ tolmhro\n h(rwi/+nhs a)/ntikrus tou=to dra/sasa.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 315, with scholion. cf. eta 551.
[2] Aelian fr. 152 Domingo-Forasté (149 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 September 2006@11:31:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2006@03:04:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 7 November 2012@01:51:07.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@04:09:35.


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