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Headword: *ui(w=sai to\n pai=da
Adler number: upsilon,130
Translated headword: to adopt the child
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to make him an adopted son.[1] Also [sc. attested is] ui(w/sei ["by adoption"], by son-making.[2] Also [sc. attested is] ui(w/sato ["he adopted"], meaning he made [him] an adopted son.[3] Also [sc. attested is] ta\s ui(w/seis ["the adoptions"], [meaning] the son-makings.[4] The usage is frequent in Aelian.[5]
Greek Original:
*ui(w=sai to\n pai=da: ui(o\n poih=sai au)to\n qeto/n. kai\ ui(w/sei, th=| ui(oqesi/a|. kai\ ui(w/sato, a)nti\ tou= ui(o\n qeto\n e)poih/sato. kai\ ta\s ui(w/seis, ta\s ui(oqesi/as. h( xrh=sis para\ *ai)lianw=| pollh/.
Likewise in the Synagoge (upsilon20) and Photius (upsilon40 Theodoridis), similarly elsewhere. The entry includes related verb and noun forms, all presumably quoted from somewhere, perhaps from Aelian (cf. note 5 below).
[1] A (presumably) quoted phrase which includes the aorist active infinitive of ui(o/w; cf. upsilon 129. For qeto/s ('adopted' -- literally 'placed'), see theta 295.
[2] Dative singular of ui(/wsis.
[3] Aorist middle of ui(o/w, third person singular.
[4] Accusative plural of ui(/wsis.
[5] Aelian fr. 183 Domingo-Forasté (180 Hercher), covering, faute de mieux, everything in this entry.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 August 2008@22:16:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 August 2008@03:09:48.
David Whitehead (typo) on 25 April 2011@08:16:41.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2011@09:13:48.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 5) on 10 October 2012@01:23:24.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2013@07:01:45.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 May 2014@00:26:24.


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