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Headword: *mouswqh=nai
Adler number: mu,1304
Translated headword: to have been educated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to have been taught by the Muses [or: in the ways of the Muses].[1] "For neither to be poetical nor to have been educated with the expert wisdom of paeans and hymns".[2]
Also [sc. attested is] memou/swmai ['I have been educated'],[3] [meaning] I have been taught. "Me, I am a woman, but I have a Muse,[4] and I don’t lack an opinion of my own; having heard many speeches from my father and the city-elders, I am not badly educated." Meaning I have been taught, I have practiced. Lysistrata says [this].[5]
Greek Original:
*mouswqh=nai: para\ mousw=n didaxqh=nai. mh/te ga\r ei)=nai poihtiko\s mh/te mh\n mouswqh=nai paia/nwn kai\ u(/mnwn e)pisth/mona sofi/an. kai\ *memou/swmai: pepai/deumai. e)gw\ gunh\ me/n ei)mi, mou=sa d' e)/nesti/ moi, au)th\ d' e)mauth=s ou) kakw=s gnw/mhs e)/xw: tou\s d' e)k patro/s te kai\ geraite/rwn lo/gous pollou\s a)kou/sas' ou) memou/swmai kakw=s. a)nti\ tou= pepai/deumai, h)/skhmai. *lusistra/th fhsi/.
[1] The headword is aorist passive infinitive of the verb mouso/omai, presumably from the quotation which immediately follows.
[2] Aelian fr. 251 Domingo-Forasté (253 Hercher).
[3] First person singular, perfect indicative, of the verb mouso/omai; from Aristophanes (see below).
[4] Aristophanes' text has nou=s "mind", not mou=sa.
[5] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1124-1127 (web address 1) ,with comment from the scholia there -- according to which, these verses derive from the tragedy Melanippe the Wise by Euripides (fr.483 Nauck).
Hercher, R. (ed.), Claudii Aeliani de natura animalium libri xvii, varia historia, epistolae, fragmenta, vol. 2, Leipzig 1866, pp. 189-283
Nauck, A. (ed.), Tragicorum Graecorum fragmenta, Leipzig 1889
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; tragedy; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 25 June 2007@18:21:15.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 June 2007@03:58:58.
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