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Headword: Ὅσον βασιλεύτερός εἰμι
Adler number: omicron,698
Translated headword: as much as I am more kingly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Homer [says this]; the [word] ὅσον ["as much"] is not here significant of amount, but means “given that I am more kingly”.
Greek Original:
Ὅσον βασιλεύτερός εἰμι: Ὅμηρος: τὸ ὅσον ἐνταῦθα οὐκ ἔστι πλήθους ἐμφαντικόν, ἀλλ' ἀντὶ τοῦ καθ' ὅσον εἰμὶ βασιλικώτερος.
Note:
Homer, Iliad 9.160 (with ὁσσον : web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; Agamemnon speaking. See also Iliad 9.392 and 10.239 (web addresses 2 and 3)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 9 August 2010@04:58:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, upgraded links, set status) on 9 August 2010@17:21:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 August 2010@03:56:16.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:58:17.

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