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Headword: Οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλος πλὴν ἐγώ
Adler number: omicron,882
Translated headword: there is no other except I
Vetting Status: high
An Attic idiom meaning 'except for me' [πλὴν ἐμοῦ ]. Aristophanes in Plutus [writes]: "no, by Zeus; for there is no other except I".
Greek Original:
Οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλος πλὴν ἐγώ: Ἀττικῶς ἀντὶ τοῦ πλὴν ἐμοῦ. Ἀριστοφάνης Πλούτῳ: μὰ τὸν Δί': οὐ γάρ ἐστιν ἄλλος πλὴν ἐγώ.
Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 106 (web address 1), with scholion. The distinction, to which attention is being drawn, is between πλήν as a conjunction and as a preposition; see generally LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 May 2010@08:43:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 29 May 2010@20:14:55.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 30 May 2010@04:31:43.


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