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Headword: Ἴσσα
Adler number: iota,605
Translated headword: issa! ha!
Vetting Status: high
An exclamation addressed to those who are destitute and experiencing utter misfortune. It occurs in Menander's Messenia[1] and elsewhere.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἴσσα: ἐπίφθεγμα ἐπὶ τῶν ἀπολαχόντων καὶ ὅλως δυσπραγούντων. ἔστι καὶ ἐν Μεσσηνίᾳ Μενάνδρου καὶ ἑτέρωθι.
Also in Photius.
[1] Menander fr. 36 Kock, 273 K.-Th., now 233 K.-A.
[2] e.g. Plato Comicus fr. 66 Kock, now 68 K.-A. (ἰσσαῖ in Herodas 3.93.)
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 April 2006@08:22:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (coding, status) on 25 April 2006@10:54:39.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 26 April 2006@03:07:17.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2013@05:32:38.
David Whitehead on 3 September 2013@05:49:18.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2014@04:28:09.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2014@04:46:51.


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