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Headword: *oi(=
Adler number: omicroniota,3
Translated headword: (h)oi
Vetting Status: high
With a circumflex accent meaning "for oneself,"[1] but with an acute accent [meaning] "these."[2] [An example from Plato's] Symposium: "[he said that] a certain one of the domestic servants met him at once . . ."[3] Also [sc. attested is] ou(=, meaning "of him."[4] [An example from Plato's] Republic: "except himself."[5]
Appian [writes]: "since [he was suffering] misfortune too great for his skill and indeed beyond the aid [to be obtained] from mortal allies [...]."[6]
Greek Original:
*oi(=: perispwme/nws a)nti\ tou= e(autw=|, o)cuto/nws de\ to\ ou(=toi. *sumpo/sion: oi(= me\n ga\r eu)qu\s pai=da/ tina tw=n e)/ndon a)panth/santa. kai\ ou(=, a)nti\ tou= au)tou=. *politei/as: plh\n ou(=. *)appiano/s: e)pei\ de\ h)=n oi( to\ kako\n te/xnhs krei=tton kai\ me/ntoi kai\ e)pikouri/as th=s e)k qnhtw=n summa/xwn dunatw/teron.
The first paragraph of this entry follows Photius, Lexicon omicron59 Theodoridis.
[1] cf. upsilon 621.
[2] The first is the dative singular of the indirect reflexive pronoun (cf. omicroniota 4); the second is the masculine nominative plural of the pronoun o(/s, used in earlier Greek as a demonstrative but later mostly restricted to use as a relative pronoun. As an indirect reflexive, oi( would be enclitic except when it is in an emphatic position.
[3] Plato, Symposium 174E (web address 1).
[4] Genitive singular of the indefinite relative pronoun.
[5] Plato, Republic 10.617E (web address 2).
[6] Appian [fr. 8] Mendelssohn, but also part of Aelian fr. 44c Domingo-Forasté, 41 Hercher (on the ailing Nicanor); cf. C. de Boor (reference below).
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 419
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 February 2002@16:22:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 February 2002@03:04:37.
Catharine Roth (expanded citation in note 6) on 1 January 2010@22:43:42.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 January 2010@04:30:46.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 6, upgraded links) on 26 March 2012@22:41:46.
David Whitehead (another note) on 4 August 2013@08:25:36.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2013@04:09:40.
Catharine Roth (bibliography, typo, coding) on 30 July 2014@01:02:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 16 March 2021@19:07:42.


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