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Headword: Νὴ Δία
Adler number: nu,299
Translated headword: by Zeus!
Vetting Status: high
[νὴ Δία means the same as] μὰ τὸν Δία .
Greek Original:
Νὴ Δία: μὰ τὸν Δία.
The νή of the headword phrase is used frequently in comedy and prose with the name of Zeus and other gods; it indicates affirmation. The μά of the gloss is used in epic and tragedy as well as comedy and prose, with the name of a god and often with the addition of either an affirmative or a negative particle.
cf. nu 348, nu 349, nu 350.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 January 2003@00:22:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 21 January 2003@03:12:30.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 21 January 2003@22:46:47.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 June 2013@08:01:35.


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