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Headword: Οἷος εἶ
Adler number: omicroniota,156
Translated headword: you are willing
Vetting Status: high
['you are willing'] and 'you are able'. The one without the [particle] te signifies you wish and you prefer, but the one with the te [indicates] ability. Lysias uses both.
Greek Original:
Οἷος εἶ καὶ οἷός τε εἶ: τὸ μὲν χωρὶς τοῦ τε σημαίνει τὸ βούλει καὶ προῄρησαι, τὸ δὲ σὺν τῷ τε δύνασθαι. ἀμφοτέροις δὲ Λυσίας ἐχρήσατο.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., which is more specific: Lysias uses both in the same (lost) speech Against Lysitheos (fr. 159 Sauppe, now 211a Carey OCT).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2000@09:52:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 17 August 2003@19:29:18.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 18 August 2003@02:50:08.
David Whitehead (updated note; tweaks) on 13 July 2011@04:23:40.


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