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Headword: Οἷος
Adler number: omicroniota,153
Translated headword: able
Vetting Status: high
Meaning ready.[1] Also [sc. attested is] able to [hoios te],[2] meaning ready to. And he was able, meaning he was ready. It is also used with the meaning he was eager. Lysias [writes]: "for he was forcing his way and able to find the door."[3] It means also the correlative: "this sort of man [toioutos], what sort [hoios] his father was".[4]
Greek Original:
Οἷος: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἕτοιμος. καὶ οἷός τε, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἕτοιμος. καὶ οἷος ἦν, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἕτοιμος ἦν. τίθεται δὲ καὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐσπούδαζε. Λυσίας: ἐβιάζετό τε γὰρ καὶ οἷος ἦν ἐξευρεῖν τὴν θύραν. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ τὸ ἀνταποδοτικόν: τοιοῦτος οἷος ἦν ὁ πατήρ.
Same entry in the Synagoge, Photius' Lexicon (omicron145 Theodoridis), and elsewhere.
[1] cf. generally omicroniota 147, omicroniota 156.
[2] Most often with a form of "to be" [eimi] and an infinitive.
[3] Lysias fr. 159 Sauppe, now 211a Carey OCT.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2004@16:20:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 June 2004@04:22:21.
David Whitehead (augmented and updated notes) on 11 August 2011@08:32:32.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2013@03:40:52.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@09:11:49.


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