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Headword: *peripe/ttousi
Adler number: pi,1245
Translated headword: they bake a crust around [something]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they hide [it].[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "they hide their wickedness with a word." That is, they are accustomed to misuse the word "horse" for their wickedness.[2]
And Menander [writes]: "[they] fearing and suspecting that the Romans had devised something and were wrapping with the cover of retreat whatever their devilry might be."[3] That is, hiding [it].
Greek Original:
*peripe/ttousi: perikalu/ptousin. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: o)no/mati peripe/ttousi th\n moxqhri/an. toute/stin ei)w/qasi tw=| tou= i(/ppou o)no/mati kataxrh=sqai ei)s th\n moxqhri/an. kai\ *me/nandros: dedio/tes kai\ dianoou/menoi mhxana=sqai/ ti *(rwmai/ous kai\ prokalu/mmati a)podra/sews peripe/ttein o(/ ti a)\n ei)/h au)toi=s to\ panou/rghma. toute/sti perikalu/ptein.
[1] The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is third person plural, present indicative active, of peripe/ssw, Attic peripe/ttw.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 159 (web address 1), with scholion; quoted already at mu 1308.
[3] Not Menander [sc. Protector], but Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.9.13, as de Boor pointed out.
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 418
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 December 2009@17:17:19.
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