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SAPPHO FRAGMENTS: θέλω τί τ´εἴπην

Level One: Level Two: Level Three: Translation:

θἐλω τί τ᾽ εἴπην, ἀλλά με κωλύει

λέγω - to speak, say; i.v. κωλύω - to hinder, prevent; a.v. θέλω - to want, wish, will; i.v.

λέγω - to speak, say; i.v. κωλύω - to hinder, prevent; a.v. θέλω - to want, wish, will; i.v.

τις, τι - someone, something; indef. adj.

λέγω - to speak, say; i.v. κωλύω - to hinder, prevent; a.v. θέλω - to want, wish, will; i.v.

τις, τι - someone, something; indef. adj.

ἀλλά - but; conj. τοι - to you; pron.

I want to say something to you, but shame hinders me...

αἴδως . . .

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f.

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f.

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f.

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[αἰ δ᾽ ἦχες ἔσλων ἴμερον ἢ κάλων

ἔχω - to hold, have; i.v.

ὀ ἴμερος, ἴμερου - desire, yearning; 2, m.

ἔχω - to hold, have; i.v.

ὀ ἴμερος, ἴμερου - desire, yearning; 2, m.

ἐσλή, ἐσλόν, ἐσλός - good, faithful, Attic ἐσθλή; M, adj. κάλη, κάλον, κάλος - good, beautiful; M, adj.

ἔχω - to hold, have; i.v.

ὀ ἴμερος, ἴμερου - desire, yearning; 2, m.

ἐσλή, ἐσλόν, ἐσλός - good, faithful, Attic ἐσθλή; M, adj. κάλη, κάλον, κάλος - good, beautiful; M, adj.

δέ - and; conj. ἤ - or; conj. αἰ - if, Attic εἰ; adv.

and if you had desire of good and beautiful (things)

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καὶ μή τί τ᾽ εἴπην γλῶσσ᾽ ἐκύκα κάκον,

κύκαω - to stir; a.v. λέγω - to speak, say; i.v.

ἠ γλῶσσα, γλῶσσας - tongue; 1, f.

κύκαω - to stir; a.v. λέγω - to speak, say; i.v.

ἠ γλῶσσα, γλῶσσας - tongue; 1, f.

κάκος, κάκον, κάκη - evil, bad; M, adj. τις, τι - someone, something; indef. adj.

κύκαω - to stir; a.v. λέγω - to speak, say; i.v.

ἠ γλῶσσα, γλῶσσας - tongue; 1, f.

κάκος, κάκον, κάκη - evil, bad; M, adj. τις, τι - someone, something; indef. adj.

καί - and, also; conj. μή - not; adv. τοι - to you, for you; pron.

and your tongue was stirring (with) nothing evil to speak,

αἴδως κέν σε οὐκ ἦχεν ὄππατ᾽,

ἔχω - to ηολδ, ηαωε; i.v.

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f. τὸ ὄππα, ὄππατος - eye, Attic ὄμμα; 3, n.

ἔχω - to ηολδ, ηαωε; i.v.

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f. τὸ ὄππα, ὄππατος - eye, Attic ὄμμα; 3, n.

ἔχω - to ηολδ, ηαωε; i.v.

ἠ αἰδώς, αἰδόος - reverence, awe, respect, shame; 3, f. τὸ ὄππα, ὄππατος - eye, Attic ὄμμα; 3, n.

κέν - if; adv. οὐκ - not; adv. σε - you; pron.

and if shame did not hold your eyes,

ἀλλ᾽ ἔλεγες περὶ τῶ δικαίω]

λέγω - to say, speak; i.v.

λέγω - to say, speak; i.v.

δικαία, δικαίον, δικαίος - just, lawful; M, adj.

λέγω - to say, speak; i.v.

δικαία, δικαίον, δικαίος - just, lawful; M, adj.

ἀλλά - but; conj. περί - about; prep.

instead you would speak about those two rightful things (the good and beautiful)

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