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Headword: Μονονουχί
Adler number: mu,1234
Translated headword: all but
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] almost, nearly.[1]
Meaning to speak properly or to come close to saying.[2]
"[...] all but quoting the tragic phrase: 'the gifts of enemies are no gifts'."[3]
Greek Original:
Μονονουχί: σχεδόν, ἐγγύς. ἀντὶ τοῦ κυρίως εἰπεῖν ἢ παρ' ὀλίγον εἰπεῖν. μονονουχὶ τὸ τῆς τραγῳδίας ἐπιφθεγγόμενον: ἐχθρῶν ἄδωρα δῶρα.
Notes:
cf. mu 1233.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu523 Theodoridis), and in a scholion on Plato, Axiochus 365B.
[2] cf. Anecdota Oxoniensia ed. Cramer 2.460.12.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 7.15.11 (quoting Sophocles, Ajax 665; cf. alpha 519, alpha 1144, epsilon 4028), on chi 3.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; proverbs; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 August 2009@00:39:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.3; another keyword; tweaks) on 2 August 2009@05:20:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 May 2013@04:10:03.

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