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Headword: Μεγά
Adler number: mu,349
Translated headword: great
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] much.[1].
"And they, fearing greatly at this, proclaim the danger to the whole assembly."[2]
Also Aelian [writes]: "when a short time had passed, he was convicted of having done much evil; then, however, in the plain sight of many, he was burned up alive."[3] ["Burned up"] meaning burned. "And his jeweled leopard, which was much valued."[4] And elsewhere: "a woman born of a noble father and very rich."[5]
Greek Original:
Μεγά: πολύ. οἱ δὲ μέγα δείσαντες ἐπ' αὐτῷ διαβοῶσι τὸν κίνδυνον ὅλῳ τῷ τάγματι. καὶ Αἰλιανός: ὀλίγου χρόνου διελθόντος, ἑάλω μέγα κακουργῶν: εἶτα μέντοι ἐν ὄψει πολλῶν κατεπρήσθη ζῶν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐκαύθη. καὶ πάρδαλιν τοῦ αὐτοῦ μέγα τιμίαν διάλιθον. καὶ αὖθις: γυνὴ εὐπάτωρ ἄνθρωπος καὶ μέγα πλουσία.
cf. mu 348.
[1] This is the gloss in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.124, where (according to one line of textual transmission) μέγα appears in this adverbial sense. The remainder of the entry provides four other instances of μέγα used similarly.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler, but identifiable via the TLG as Josephus, Jewish War 5.93. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXVI.
[3] Aelian fr. 162 Domingo-Forasté (159 Hercher); cf. epsilon 2860.
[4] Aelian fr. 288 Domingo-Forasté (291 Hercher).
[5] Aelian fr. 289 Domingo-Forasté (292 Hercher).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; women; zoology
Translated by: Christopher Blackwell on 3 March 2000@14:57:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 24 May 2001@10:43:21.
David Whitehead (typo) on 21 July 2003@06:21:22.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords) on 28 March 2011@06:39:45.
Catharine Roth (updated references in notes 4 and 5, other cosmetics) on 13 July 2011@02:19:23.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 11 October 2011@05:22:13.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 3) on 26 October 2012@02:27:44.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@07:59:00.


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