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Headword: Νέον
Adler number: nu,197
Translated headword: newly
Vetting Status: high
When Homer says νέον ἡβώοντα ["newly in the prime of youth"] he does not mean young in age, but in quality,[1] as if recently attaining the prime of youth.
Greek Original:
Νέον: Ὅμηρος νέον ἡβώοντα οὐ λέγει νέον κατὰ ἡλικίαν, ἀλλὰ κατὰ μεσότητα, οἷον νεωστὶ ἡβῶντα.
From a scholion on Homer, Iliad 9.446, where the phrase occurs (see web address 1).
[1] Μεσότης "pertaining to quality (of adverbs)": Dickey p. 246.
Eleanor Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship. Oxford 2007
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 December 2003@22:28:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 16 December 2003@06:41:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added note and keyword) on 13 September 2007@23:45:50.
David Whitehead (raised status) on 14 September 2007@03:12:49.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2013@06:55:56.


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