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Headword: Ἤστην
Adler number: eta,605
Translated headword: they two were
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning they existed, in the dual.[1]
"There were two siblings, [?]wronged."[2]
And elsewhere: "and both had been lifted up by their hopes."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἤστην: ἀντὶ τοῦ ὑπῆρχον, δυϊκῶς. ἀδελφὼ δύο ἤστην ἡμαρτημένα. καὶ αὖθις: ἐπηρμένω τε ἤστην ἄμφω ταῖς ἐλπίσιν.
Notes:
[1] The headword is imperfect of εἰμί , third person dual, illustrated by quotations from late writers for whom the dual was an archaism.
[2] The beginning of Aelian fr. 75 Domingo-Forasté (72 Hercher), already in full at eta 350; and see also eta 592. (The perfect participle after ἤστην seems to be an attempt to summarise the anecdote as a whole, but ἡμαρτημένα does not fit the grammar: read ἡμαρτημένω (ms E and ed.pr.) or Bekker's ἠπατημένω "deceived".)
[3] Agathias, Histories 1.7; cf. kappa 58.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 July 2006@17:35:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 August 2006@03:13:10.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 1 August 2006@10:54:44.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded n.2) on 2 August 2006@03:10:15.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 2 August 2006@10:52:28.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 December 2012@08:22:49.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 26 December 2012@01:27:48.

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