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Headword: τὰν ἐπὶ τάν
Adler number: eta,616
Translated headword: either this or on this
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning either [bring] this or [return] on this. Or [bring] that.[1]
A Laconian woman said this to her son as she gave him his shield.
Greek Original:
Ἢ τὰν ἢ ἐπὶ τάν: ἢ ταύτην ἢ ἐπὶ ταύτῃ. ἢ ἐκείνην. γυνὴ Λάκαινα τῷ παιδὶ δοῦσα τὴν ἀσπίδα τοῦτο εἶπεν.
Note:
[1] The elliptical headword phrase, in Doric dialect, is glossed likewise in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Thucydides 2.39.1 (on the young men of Athens and Sparta). Proverbial in Apostolius 8.71, from Plutarch, Moralia 241F. See also under lambda 824.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; military affairs; proverbs; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 June 2003@00:58:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@05:01:06.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 20 December 2012@09:32:06.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 December 2012@13:15:04.

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