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SAPPHO FRAGMENTS: σὺ δὲ στεφάνοις

Level One: Level Two: Level Three: Translation:

σὺ δὲ στεφάνοις, ὦ Δίκα, πέρθεσθ' ἐράτοις φόβαισιν

περιτίθημι - to place around, put on; t.v.

ἡ Δίκα, Δικᾶς - Dika; 1, f. ὀ στέφανος, στέφανου - that which surrounds, crown, wreath; 2, m. ἠ φόβη, φόβης - lock of hair; 1, f.

περιτίθημι - to place around, put on; t.v.

ἡ Δίκα, Δικᾶς - Dika; 1, f. ὀ στέφανος, στέφανου - that which surrounds, crown, wreath; 2, m. ἠ φόβη, φόβης - lock of hair; 1, f.

ἐρατή, ἐρατόν, ἐρατός - lovely, beloved; M, adj.

περιτίθημι - to place around, put on; t.v.

ἡ Δίκα, Δικᾶς - Dika; 1, f. ὀ στέφανος, στέφανου - that which surrounds, crown, wreath; 2, m. ἠ φόβη, φόβης - lock of hair; 1, f.

ἐρατή, ἐρατόν, ἐρατός - lovely, beloved; M, adj.

ἐγώ, μοῦ - I; 1, f. δέ - and; conj. ὦ - oh!; part.

You too with crowns, oh Dika, crown your lovely locks

ὄρπακας ἀνήτω συναέρραισ' ἀπάλαισι χέρσιν·

συναιρέω - to grasp or pull together; a.v.

ὀ ὅρπαξ, ὅρπακος - shoot, sapling, Attic ὅρπηξ; 3, m. τὸ ἄνηθον, ἄνηθου - dill; 2, n. ἠ χείρ, χείρος - hand; 3, f.

συναιρέω - to grasp or pull together; a.v.

ὀ ὅρπαξ, ὅρπακος - shoot, sapling, Attic ὅρπηξ; 3, m. τὸ ἄνηθον, ἄνηθου - dill; 2, n. ἠ χείρ, χείρος - hand; 3, f.

ἀπαλή, ἀπαλόν, ἀπαλός - soft to the touch; M, adj.

συναιρέω - to grasp or pull together; a.v.

ὀ ὅρπαξ, ὅρπακος - shoot, sapling, Attic ὅρπηξ; 3, m. τὸ ἄνηθον, ἄνηθου - dill; 2, n. ἠ χείρ, χείρος - hand; 3, f.

ἀπαλή, ἀπαλόν, ἀπαλός - soft to the touch; M, adj.

with dill shoots you gathered together with (your) soft hands;

εὐάνθεα γὰρ πέλεται καὶ Χάριτες μάκαιραι

πέλω - to come into existence, become; a.t.

ἠ χάρις, χάριτος - grace; 3, f.

πέλω - to come into existence, become; a.t.

ἠ χάρις, χάριτος - grace; 3, f.

μάκαρα, μάκαρ - blessed; 3, adj. εὐανθής, εὐανθές - blooming, fresh; 3, adj.

πέλω - to come into existence, become; a.t.

ἠ χάρις, χάριτος - grace; 3, f.

μάκαρα, μάκαρ - blessed; 3, adj. εὐανθής, εὐανθές - blooming, fresh; 3, adj.

γάρ - for; part. καί - and, also, even; conj.

for there are fresh flowers blooming, and (the) blessed Charites

μᾶλλον ποτορην, ἀστεφανώτοισι δ' ἀπυστρέφονται.

ἀποστρέφω - to turn away from; a.v.

ἀποστρέφω - to turn away from; a.v.

ἀστεφάνωτος, ἀστεφάνωτον - uncrowned; 3, adj.

ἀποστρέφω - to turn away from; a.v.

ἀστεφάνωτος, ἀστεφάνωτον - uncrowned; 3, adj.

μάλα - very; adv. ποτόρη, ποτόρον, ποτόρος - which of two, Attic ποτέρα, πότερον, πότερο; conj. δέ - and; conj.

prefer this to the other, and they turn away from the uncrowned.

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