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Headword: Pithoiato
Adler number: pi,1589
Translated headword: they might obey
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they might be persuaded.
Greek Original:
Pithoiato: peistheien.
Notes:
An epic/poetic third person plural, aorist middle optative, of pei/qw. It occurs in Homer, Iliad 10.57, from where it is probably extracted here; but see also Semonides fr. 1.22 (preserved in Stobaeus). The form is used by the Empress Eudocia (5th c.) in her Homerocentones, and later mentioned in the Etymologicum Magnum (Kallierges 258.53).
cf. generally pi 1586, pi 1587.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 March 2012@23:13:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 21 March 2012@04:25:38.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:46:19.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 8 July 2014@23:20:37.

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