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Headword: Οἶν
Adler number: omicroniota,103
Translated headword: sheep
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Attic-speakers say this instead of ὄϊν .
Greek Original:
Οἶν: Ἀττικοὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ ὄϊν.
Notes:
That is, the vowels are contracted to form a diphthong in Attic; cf. omicron 95, omicron 98, omicron 100, omicroniota 168.
Similar entry already in Hesychius (omicron303), which Adler tentatively connects with a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 1076.
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 March 2004@01:17:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 9 March 2004@03:17:19.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 7 August 2013@05:25:00.

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