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Headword: Μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ
Adler number: mu,1416
Translated headword: mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu - mu mu
Vetting Status: high
They [sc. the "slaves" Demosthenes and Nikias] are saying this as if lamenting. It is an iamb, with the first u short but the second long.
Greek Original:
Μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ, μὺ μῦ: τοῦτο ὡς θρηνοῦντές φασιν. ἔστι δὲ ἴαμβος, ἔχων τὸ μὲν πρῶτον υ βραχύ, τὸ δὲ δεύτερον μακρόν.
Aristophanes, Knights 10 (text at web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. Can also serve as the sound of muttering: see LSJ s.v. μῦ , 2.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; ethics; meter and music
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 November 2003@08:53:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 7 December 2003@21:40:34.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 June 2004@08:32:49.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:59:34.


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