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Headword: *ko/mma
Adler number: kappa,1981
Translated headword: stamp, impression, minting
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "but he seems to be [sc. one] of the bad stamp."[1] From a metaphor of coins,[2] struck off out of whole gold. Meaning, to assert [it is] of a paltry content. A bad stamp, [this is] silver that has been falsely struck.[3]
Greek Original:
*ko/mma: *)aristofa/nhs: e)/oike d' ei)=nai tou= ponhrou= ko/mmatos. a)po\ metafora=s tw=n nomisma/twn, e)c o(/lou xrusi/ou a)pokekomme/nou. a)nti\ tou= ei)pei=n, fau/lou susth/matos. ponhro\n ko/mma, o( parakekomme/nos a)/rguros.
The headword, evidently generated by the following quotation, where it appears in the genitive singular, is a neuter noun in the nominative/accusative singular; see LSJ s.v. (and kappa 1985).
[1] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 982 (web address 1), with scholia: Just Man makes this on-the-spot assessment of the Informer's character; cf. pi 2040 (end).
[2] cf. pi 358 gloss.
[3] cf. pi 358 lemma and upsilon 636 (end).
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 18 February 2009@01:20:47.
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David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 February 2009@03:16:04.
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