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SAPPHO FRAGMENTS: τις δ´ἀγοροΐωτις

Level One: Level Two: Level Three: Translation:

τίς δ᾽ἀγροΐωτις θέλει νόον

θέλω - to wish, want, will; a.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ὀ νόος, νόου - mind, sense, wit; 2, m.

θέλω - to wish, want, will; a.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ὀ νόος, νόου - mind, sense, wit; 2, m.

τίς, τί - who? what? adj.

θέλω - to wish, want, will; a.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ὀ νόος, νόου - mind, sense, wit; 2, m.

τίς, τί - who? what? adj.

δέ - and; conj.

What farm girl wills (your) mind

ἀγροΐωτι[ς] ἐπεμμένα στόλαν

ἐπιμένω - to stay on, to stand on; t.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ἠ στολή, στολής - equipment, clothes; 1, f.

ἐπιμένω - to stay on, to stand on; t.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ἠ στολή, στολής - equipment, clothes; 1, f.

ἐπιμένω - to stay on, to stand on; t.v.

ἠ ἀγροΐωτις, ἀγροΐωτινος - farm girl, rustic; 3, f. ἠ στολή, στολής - equipment, clothes; 1, f.

(a) farm girl wearing (ordinary) clothes

οὐκ ἐπισταμένα τὰ βράκε᾽ ἔλκην ἐπὶ τὼν σφύρων;

ἐπίσταμαι - to know, understand; t.v. ἕλκω - to drag, lift up; a.v.

τὸ βράχος, βράχεος - long robe; 3, n. τὸ σφυδρόν, σφυδροῦ - ankle; 2, n.

ἐπίσταμαι - to know, understand; t.v. ἕλκω - to drag, lift up; a.v.

τὸ βράχος, βράχεος - long robe; 3, n. τὸ σφυδρόν, σφυδροῦ - ankle; 2, n.

ἐπίσταμαι - to know, understand; t.v. ἕλκω - to drag, lift up; a.v.

τὸ βράχος, βράχεος - long robe; 3, n. τὸ σφυδρόν, σφυδροῦ - ankle; 2, n.

ἐπί - to, towards; prep.

not knowing to lift (her) long robes toward her ankles?

Footnotes

  1. The context here and the consensus of other translators suggests this is an appropriate amendment to place the noun in the nominative case.
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