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Headword: Οἱ
Adler number: omicroniota,4
Translated headword: to him
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[When οἱ is used] instead of αὐτῷ , it is aspirated.[1]
"When the head of Pompey was brought to him [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Οἱ: ἀντὶ τοῦ αὐτῷ δασύνεται. τὴν κεφαλὴν Πομπηί̈ου κομισθεῖσάν οἱ.
Notes:
[1] Cf. Etymologicum Magnum 616.26. This is the dative of the pronoun beginning with s (giving a rough breathing in Greek) which served as a reflexive pronoun in other Indo-European languages. In Attic it was used as an indirect reflexive. See also omicroniota 3.
[2] On the head of Pompey the Great being brought to Julius Caesar in 48 BC; cf. Cassius Dio 42.7.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 February 2002@17:27:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 February 2002@03:40:29.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 7 February 2002@16:24:43.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2013@08:27:21.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@08:26:41.

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