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Headword: Μεμαυῖα
Adler number: mu,554
Translated headword: eager
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning she] desiring, longing.[1] "For though she desired it, Clotho could not find among mortals another slayer for this man [Ajax]."[2]
Greek Original:
Μεμαυῖα: προθυμουμένη, γλιχομένη. οὐδὲ γὰρ ἐν θνητοῖσιν ἠδύνατο καὶ μεμαυῖα εὑρέμεναι Κλωθὼ τῷδ' ἕτερον φονέα.
Notes:
[1] Feminine nominative singular participle of the perfect μέμονα (mu 571); cf. mu 552. From a scholion on Homer, Iliad 4.73.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.148.3-4 (no one but Ajax himself could slay Ajax); cf. kappa 1832.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2006@01:13:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref and keyword) on 19 February 2006@04:46:02.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@07:54:44.

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