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Headword: *mega/
Adler number: mu,349
Translated headword: great
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] much.[1].
"And they, fearing greatly at this, proclaim his danger to the whole army."[2]
Also Aelian [writes]: "when a short time had passed, he was convicted of having done much evil; then indeed, 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:
*mega/: polu/. oi( de\ me/ga dei/santes e)p' au)tw=| diabow=si to\n ki/ndunon o(/lw| tw=| ta/gmati. kai\ *ai)liano/s: o)li/gou xro/nou dielqo/ntos, e(a/lw me/ga kakourgw=n: ei)=ta me/ntoi e)n o)/yei pollw=n kateprh/sqh zw=n. a)nti\ tou= e)kau/qh. kai\ pa/rdalin tou= au)tou= me/ga timi/an dia/liqon. kai\ au)=qis: gunh\ eu)pa/twr a)/nqrwpos kai\ me/ga plousi/a.
cf. mu 348.
[1] This is the gloss in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.124, where (according to one line of textual transmission) me/ga appears in this adverbial sense. The remainder of the entry provides four other instances of me/ga used similarly.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler, but identifiable via the TLG as Josephus, Jewish War 5.93 (web address 1). 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).
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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.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a link) on 22 July 2020@22:49:27.
Catharine Roth (more tweaks) on 22 July 2020@22:52:39.


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