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Headword: Μίν
Adler number: mu,1080
Translated headword: him, her, it
Vetting Status: high
Pronoun of the third person [in the accusative case],[1] and in Homer it designates the three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. The paradigm [is] as follows: ἐγώ [I], σύ [you], the third person ; the ν is added to [the close of] the third person [pronouns] and with the addition of the μ : μίν .[2]
Greek Original:
Μίν: ἀντωνυμία τρίτου προσώπου, καὶ σημαίνει τὰ τρία γένη παρ' Ὁμήρῳ, ἀρσενικόν, θηλυκὸν καὶ οὐδέτερον. ἡ δὲ παραγωγὴ οὕτως: ἐγώ, σύ, τὸ τρίτον ἴ: τὸ ν ἐφελκυστικόν ἐστιν ἐν τοῖς τρίτοις προσώποις: καὶ πλεονασμῷ τοῦ μ μίν.
Similar entries in the Etymologicum Magnum, Hesychius (mu1397), and Apion.
[1] See LSJ s.v.
[2] The same explanation is given in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.332.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 August 2005@23:59:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (made cosmetic modifications to translation submitted by Andres Rodriguez Cumplido) on 1 September 2005@00:13:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 1 September 2005@03:10:09.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 1 September 2005@10:56:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added note) on 16 January 2009@22:07:34.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2013@08:01:18.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 May 2013@23:59:46.


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