r.mahoney at INDICA-ET-BUDDHICA.ORG
Thu Feb 19 09:59:49 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 21:29, Valerie J Roebuck wrote:
> Actually I think you'll find that there is a dual number in Homeric
> Greek, but as an alternative, not compulsory as the Sanskrit dual is.
> (I have no Homeric grammar to hand at present to check this.) ...
Almost couldn't find my Paley under all the dust but finally got it:
Iliad XXIII 485 - ἢ τρίποδος περιδώμεθον ἠὲ λέβητος
Paley, Iliad &c., (London: 1884)
His footnote suggests that the dual here is Alexandrine.
See also περιδιδωμι, Liddell & Scott, p 1371
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