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Headword: *)h|nigme/nos
Adler number: eta,386
Translated headword: riddled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] spoken with a riddle.[1] Having the meaning [not] clear there, inasmuch as the oracles were uttered indirectly. "And intricately somehow and cleverly riddled." As saying some things but meaning others.[2]
Greek Original:
*)h|nigme/nos: meta\ ai)ni/gmatos lelegme/nos. au)to/qi fanero\n e)/xwn to\n nou=n, par' o(/son oi( xrhsmoi\ locw=s e)cefe/ronto. kai\ poiki/lws pws kai\ sofw=s h)|nigme/nos. oi(=on a)/lla me\n le/gwn, a)/lla de\ now=n.
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is perfect middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of ai)ni/ttw/ ai)ni/ssw; cf. alphaiota 220, alphaiota 226.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 196 (web address 1), with scholion (the latter supplying the 'not' which is missing here).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 October 2006@01:07:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; cosmetics) on 10 October 2006@03:00:33.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2006@08:29:59.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2012@07:53:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 December 2012@22:58:59.


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