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Headword: Γῆμ' ἐπῆρε
Adler number: gamma,239
Translated headword: set [me] on marrying
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] persuaded [me] to marry. Properly the [verb] "set on" [is used] to mean filled with conceit and exalted, [she] promising that the woman would bring a great dowry, claiming she was a homemaker, although she was not so [inclined]. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "[the matchmaker] who set me on marrying your mother."[1]
Greek Original:
Γῆμ' ἐπῆρε: γῆμαι ἀνέπεισε. κυρίως δὲ τὸ ἐπῆρεν, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐχαύνωσε καὶ ἀνεκούφισεν, ἐπαγγελλομένη προῖκα μεγάλην εἰσοίσειν τὴν γυναῖκα, οἰκουρὸν φάσκουσα εἶναι, μὴ οὕτως ἐχούσης. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: ἥτις με γῆμ' ἐπῆρε τὴν μητέρα.
The headword phrase is extracted from the quotation given.
cf. generally epsilon 1977, epsilon 2195, epsilon 2197, epsilon 2201.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 42 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there. For matchmakers see pi 2512.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2003@00:58:02.
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