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Headword: Ἴλλον
Adler number: iota,323
Translated headword: squinting
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cross-eyed, squint-eyed; or blind.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "I have become squinting [waiting for him]; but he has not yet [come]."[2]
And the plural is ἴλλοι .[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴλλον: στρεβλόν, στραβόν: ἢ τυφλόν. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἴλλος γεγένημαι: ὁ δ' οὐδέπω. καὶ τὸ πληθυντικὸν Ἴλλοι.
The Suda gives this word a paroxytone accent, but LSJ makes it oxytone.
[1] Accusative singular masculine/feminine, evidently quoted from somewhere. The first two glosses occur in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota113 Theodoridis); for the third cf. the scholia to the Aristophanes passage about to be quoted (which has the nominative singular).
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 846 (web address 1).
[3] Nominative plural masculine/feminine; again it must be quoted from somewhere.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 April 2006@19:37:26.
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