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A. Ag., Cassandra and exclamations

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A. Ag., Cassandra and exclamations

Postby Paul Derouda » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:46 pm

ἰὼ! ἆ ἆ! ἒ ἔ, παπαῖ παπαῖ! ἰὼ πόποι! ὀτοτοτοῖ πόποι δᾶ!

Aeschylus' Cassandra has quite a spectacular vocabulary when it comes to exclamations. I wonder if anyone is aware of a discussion of Greek exclamations...

"Internet" told me the Greeks still say po po and po po po when they're surprised about something. I wonder if it's derived from πόποι. (Chantraine's Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque didn't mention such a possibility though :))
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