πάλαι

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*kʷel-

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷel-.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

πάλαι ‎(pálai)

  1. (of a point in the past)
    1. long ago, in days past
    2. before, formerly
    3. (with present tense) since a point in the past, for a long time
      • 386 BCE – 367 BCE, Plato, Meno 93.b
        τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν ὃ πάλαι ζητοῦμεν ἐγώ τε καὶ Μένων.
        This is what Meno and I have been trying to figure out for a while.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • πάλαι in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «πάλαι» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «πάλαι» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «πάλαι» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «πάλαι» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
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