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Headword: Ὄχα
Adler number: omicron,1028
Translated headword: by far
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] especially.[1]
From [the verb] ἐξέχω ["I stand out, I am prominent"] [comes the adjective] ἔξοχος ["eminent, excellent"], [neuter singular] ἔξοχον , [neuter plural] ἔξοχα , adverb ἔξοχα , [and] by dropping the prefix ἐξ , ὄχα . For the prefix is often dropped; as in καταιγίς ["hurricane"], αἰγίς ["storm"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄχα: ἐξόχως. ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐξέχω, ἔξοχος, τὸ ἔξοχον, τὰ ἔξοχα, ἐπίρρημα ἔξοχα, ἀποβολῇ τῆς ἐξ προθέσεως ὄχα. ἀποβάλλεται γὰρ πολλάκις ἡ πρόθεσις: ὡς ἐπὶ τοῦ καταιγίς, αἰγίς.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron727 Theodoridis) and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 3.110, where this epic adverb occurs (as ὄχ' ).
[2] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 644.45. For αἰγίς and καταιγίς , see alphaiota 61 and kappa 890.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 June 2010@01:53:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 15 June 2010@03:34:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 August 2013@04:43:30.


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