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Headword: Οἵα
Adler number: omicroniota,5
Translated headword: of such a kind, such as
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The alpha [is] long.[1]
"[The blight] such as held the thrice-wretched house."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] οἵαν feminine [accusative singular], meaning able/powerful. Aristophanes [writes]: "you will sharpen one jaw, as [to serve] for little trials, but the other as [to serve] for greater matters." That is, unjust matters.[3]
Greek Original:
Οἵα: μακρὸν τὸ α. οἵα κατέσχε τὸν τρισάθλιον δόμον. καὶ Οἵαν θηλυκῶς, ἀντὶ τοῦ δυνατήν. Ἀριστοφάνης: τὴν μὲν ἑτέραν γνάθον στομώσεις, οἵαν δικιδίοις: τὴν δὲ ἑτέραν οἵαν ἐς τὰ μείζω πράγματα. τουτέστι τὰ ἄδικα.
Notes:
[1] The headword (perhaps, though not demonstrably, extracted from the Sophocles passage quoted) is feminine nominative singular of οἷος , with long alpha in Attic, eta in Ionic; cf. omicroniota 153, omicroniota 154, omicroniota 155.
[2] A version of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 370 (web address 1).
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 1108-10 (web address 2), with scholion; cf. sigma 1138.
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 February 2002@19:57:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 February 2002@03:45:26.
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