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SAPPHO FRAGMENTS: ἀείδε, Γόγγυλα

Level One: Level Two: Level Three: Translation:

]βλα . [

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]εργον, . .λ᾽α . . [

τὸ ἔργον, ἔργου - work; 2, n.

τὸ ἔργον, ἔργου - work; 2, n.

τὸ ἔργον, ἔργου - work; 2, n.

work, ...

]ν ῤέθος δοκιμ[ῶμι

δοκιμόω - to approve, think, assess; v.

τὸ ῥέθος, ῥέθεος - in singular face, in plural limbs; 2, n.

δοκιμόω - to approve, think, assess; v.

τὸ ῥέθος, ῥέθεος - in singular face, in plural limbs; 2, n.

δοκιμόω - to approve, think, assess; v.

τὸ ῥέθος, ῥέθεος - in singular face, in plural limbs; 2, n.

I think (her) face

]ησθαι

...

5.

]ν αὐ άδην χ(άριτα) [

χάρις, χἀριτας - grace; 3, f.

χάρις, χἀριτας - grace; 3, f.

χάρις, χἀριτας - grace; 3, f.

αὖ - again; adv. ἀδην - to one's fill; adv.

... again (your) fill (of her) grace

δ]ὲ μή, χείμων[

ὀ χειμών, χειμῶνος - winter; 3, m.

ὀ χειμών, χειμῶνος - winter; 3, m.

ὀ χειμών, χειμῶνος - winter; 3, m.

δέ - and; conj. μη - not; adv. conj.

...and not, winter...

] . οισ αναλγεα . [

ἀναλγής, ἀναλγές - painless; 3, adj.

ἀναλγής, ἀναλγές - painless; 3, adj.

...painless...

]δε

...

. ] . ε . [ . . . ] . . [ . . . κ]έλομαι σ . [

κέλομαι - to urge, command, call on; t.v.

συ, σοῦ - you; 1/2, c.

κέλομαι - to urge, command; t.v.

συ, σοῦ - you; 1/2, c.

κέλομαι - to urge, command; t.v.

συ, σοῦ - you; 1/2, c.

...I urge you...

10.

. . ] . γυλα . [ . . . ]ανθι λάβοισα . α . [

λαμβάνω - to take, seize; i.v.

λαμβάνω - to take, seize; i.v.

λαμβάνω - to take, seize; i.v.

...having picked (up)...

πᾶ]κτιν, ἆς σε δηὖτε πόθος τ. [

τὸ πακτίς, πακτίδος - lyre, stringed instrument, Attic πηκτίς; 3, f. ὀ πόθος, πόθου - longing; 2, m. συ, σοῦ - you; M, n.

τὸ πακτίς, πακτίδος - lyre, stringed instrument, Attic πηκτίς; 3, f. ὀ πόθος, πόθου - longing; 2, m. συ, σοῦ - you; M, n.

τὸ πακτίς, πακτίδος - lyre, stringed instrument, Attic πηκτίς; 3, f. ὀ πόθος, πόθου - longing; 2, m. συ, σοῦ - you; M, n.

δη - indeed, truly; part. αὖτε - again; adv.

(her) lyre, and you truly again longing for her and (music)

ἀμφιπόταται

ἀμφιποτάομαι - to fly round; v.

ἀμφιποτάομαι - to fly round; v.

ἀμφιποτάομαι - to fly round; v.

flies around

τὰν κάλαν· ἀ γὰρ κατάγωγις αὔτα[

ἡ καταγωγίς, καταγωγίδος - woman's dress; 3, f.

ἡ καταγωγίς, καταγωγίδος - woman's dress; 3, f.

κάλα, κάλον, κάλος - good, beauty; M, adj. αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

ἡ καταγωγίς, καταγωγίδος - woman's dress; 3, f.

κάλα, κάλον, κάλος - good, beauty; M, adj. αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

γάρ - for; part.

(concerning) her beauty; for her very dress

ἐπτόαις᾽ ἴδοισαν, ἔγω δὲ χαίρω,

ὀράω - to see; i.v. πτοέω - to excite; stir up; v. χαίρω - to be glad, rejoice; v.

ὀράω - to see; i.v. πτοέω - to excite; stir up; v. χαίρω - to be glad, rejoice; v.

ὀράω - to see; i.v. πτοέω - to excite; stir up; v. χαίρω - to be glad, rejoice; v.

δέ - and; conj.

you saw, excited by (it), and I rejoice,

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καὶ γὰρ αὔτα δή πο[τ᾽] ἐμεμφ[ετο

μέμφομαι - to blame, censure; t.v.

αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

μέμφομαι - to blame, censure; t.v.

αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

μέμφομαι - to blame, censure; t.v.

αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

καί - and, also; conj. δη - indeed; part. ποτε - at any time, some time; adv.

for even she herself was censuring at one time

Κ]υπρογέν[ηα

ἡ Κυπρογένηαν, Κυπρογένηας - Kyprus-born, Aphrodite; 1, f.

ἡ Κυπρογένηαν, Κυπρογένηας - Kyprus-born, Aphrodite; 1, f.

ἡ Κυπρογένηαν, Κυπρογένηας - Kyprus-born, Aphrodite; 1, f.

Kyprogeneia

ὠς ἄραμα[ι

ἀράομαι - to pray to, invoke; t.v.

ἀράομαι - to pray to, invoke; t.v.

ἀράομαι - to pray to, invoke; t.v.

ὠς - thus; adv.

I pray in this way...

τοῦτο τῶ[

αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

αὔτη, τοῦτο, οὔτος - this; M, adj.

this...

β]όλλομα[ι

βόλλομαι - to will, wish, want, Attic βούλομαι; v.

βόλλομαι - to will, wish, want, Attic βούλομαι; v.

βόλλομαι - to will, wish, want, Attic βούλομαι; v.

I want...

Footnotes

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