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Headword: Οὗ
Adler number: omicron,760
Translated headword: where
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An adverb of place, [sc. sometimes used] instead of ὅπου .
"Sit here on this unshaped stone, for you have travelled a long way for an old man". Meaning you came a very long way, [sc. longer] than was right for an old man.[1]
And elsewhere: "show me, where this verse lies in the rhapsodies of Homer. But I do not think that Ion the rhapsode would find it".[2]
Greek Original:
Οὗ: τοπικὸν ἐπίρρημα, ἀντὶ τοῦ ὅπου. οὗ κῶλα κάμψον τοῦδ' ἐπ' ἀξέστου πέτρου, μακρὰν γὰρ ὡς γέροντι προυστάλης ὁδόν. ἀντὶ τοῦ προῆλθες μακροτάτην ὁδὸν ἢ ὡς ἔπρεπε γέροντι. καὶ αὖθις: δειξάτω, οὗ κεῖται Ὁμήρου ῥαψῳδιῶν στίχος. ἀλλ' οὐδ' ἂν Ἴωνα δοκῶ τὸν ῥαψῳδὸν ἐξευρεῖν.
Notes:
[1] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 19-20 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Synesius, In praise of baldness 19.26-27 (web address 2). For Ion see iota 487.
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; philosophy; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 9 August 2010@08:28:21.
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David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 August 2010@04:19:20.
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