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Headword: *oi(=on
Adler number: omicroniota,147
Translated headword: as
Vetting Status: high
The correlative of toiou=ton ["such"], and the [word] used in examples, and the [word] used in exclamation. As in: for there is nothing like hearing the law itself. Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Meidias [writes]: "nothing is as good as hearing the law itself."[1]
And elsewhere: "when how violent a wind blew on [them] and stirred up the sand."[2] And elsewhere: "the serpents curling their hindmost parts into coils and standing up and looking with what a fiery glance."[3]
And expressing amazement: "Demophilos the patriarch of Constantinople was such a man as to mix everything together in a disorderly rush like a wild torrent, gathering a great heap of rubbish."[4]
Greek Original:
*oi(=on: to\ a)ntapodotiko\n [tou=] toiou=ton, kai\ to\ e)pi\ paradeigma/twn paralambano/menon, kai\ to\ e)pi\ qaumasmou=. w(s to/, ou)de\n ga\r oi(=on to\ a)kou/ein au)tou= tou= no/mou. *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *meidi/ou. ou)de\n ou(/tws kalo/n, oi(=on to\ a)kou/ein au)tou= tou= no/mou. kai\ au)=qis: a)ne/mou e)pipneu/santos oi(/ou sfodrota/tou kai\ e)ca/rantos th\n a)/mmon. kai\ au)=qis: oi( de\ dra/kontes ta\ ou)rai=a me/rh e)s spei/ras e(li/cantes kai\ e)panista/menoi kai\ pu=r o(rw=ntes oi(=on o)cu/taton. e)pi\ de\ qaumasmou=: a)/nqrwpos h)=n o( *dhmo/filos, o( patria/rxhs *kwnstanti/nou po/lews, oi(=os e)mpesw\n o(mou= su/mpanta fu/rein a)ko/smw| fora=|, kaqa/per a)/taktos xeima/rrous polu\n to\n surfeto\n a)/gwn.
cf. omicroniota 146, omicroniota 153, omicroniota 154, omicroniota 155, omicroniota 156.
[1] Demosthenes 21.46 (web address 1); cf. omicron 784.
[2] Aelian fr. 336b Domingo-Forasté (339 Hercher).
[3] Aelian fr. 250c Domingo-Forasté (252 Hercher); cf. epsilon 215, omicron 944.
[4] Philostorgius, as at delta 470. Kuster pointed out that "amazement" is not appropriate here; this is more like oi(=os expressing fitness or ability (LSJ s.v. III, cf. omicroniota 153, omicroniota 156).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; imagery; law; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 November 2004@00:18:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 November 2004@06:09:28.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 20 February 2006@03:10:12.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 28 May 2010@05:24:07.
Catharine Roth (updated references, upgraded link) on 1 June 2011@22:58:59.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@08:21:02.
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