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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

French (Bailly abrégé)

dor. c. ἡ, fém. de ὁ.

Greek Monotonic

ἁ:I. Δωρ. αντί άρθρου . II. , Δωρ. αντί της αναφορ. αντων. . III. , Δωρ. αντί , θηλ. δοτ. του ὅς.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

ἁ: (ᾱ) дор. = .

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: pref.
Meaning: copulative prefix (α ἁθροιστικόν);
Other forms: Through dissimilation and psilosis also ἀ-, which wa
Grammatical information: pref.
Meaning: copulative prefix (α ἁθροιστικόν);
Other forms: Through dissimilation and psilosis also ἀ-, which was analogically extended: ἅπαξ, ἁπλους; ἄλοχος, ἀδελφός; ἄπεδος even, ἄβιος rich. A form like ἄκοιτις did not get aspiration because the Attic redactors did not know the word, so they followed the Ionian pronunciation (cf. ἤλιος but ἠέλιος)
Origin: IE [Indo-European] [903 (902)] *sm̥
Etymology: Skt. sa- (sá-naman- with the same name), Lat. sem-, sim- (sim-plex), PIE *sm̥-, from *sem in Skt. sám together, Lat. sem-el usw., s. εἷς; cf. ὁμός, ἅμα. -- From together, provided with the so-called α ἐπιτατικόν (intensivum) has developed, e. g. ἄ-εδνον πολύφερνον H. It was supposed that in some cases a comparable ἀ- arose from *n̥-, the zero grade of *en, e.g. ἀλέγω; cf. Seiler KZ 75 (1957) 1-23; the alleged instances are probably all wrong.