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Headword: Μέγα
Adler number: mu,348
Translated headword: great, at length
Vetting Status: high
Meaning greatly.[1]
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "consider this at length."[2]
Greek Original:
Μέγα: ἀντὶ τοῦ μεγάλως. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: τοῦτο μέγα φροντίζετε.
[1] From the scholia on Homer, Iliad 2.111, where mega is used in this adverbial fashion; and similarly in other lexica, including Hesychius mu435.
[2] The quotation is one version of Aristophanes, Clouds 215 (web address 1). Modern editors (e.g. Dover) have preferred the alternative τοῦτο μεταφροντίζετε .
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Christopher Blackwell on 14 January 2000@16:01:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added keyword) on 24 May 2001@10:13:13.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@07:56:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 13 September 2013@23:42:52.


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