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Headword: *stenolesxei=n peri\ kapnou=
Adler number: sigma,1038
Translated headword: to quibble about smoke
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to talk subtly: for smoke [is] thin and weak. The [verb] stenolesxei=n is taken from the [adjective] steno/n ["narrow"].
Greek Original:
*stenolesxei=n peri\ kapnou=: to\ leptologei=n: steno\s ga\r kai\ a)menhno\s o( kapno/s. para\ de\ to\ steno\n ei)/lhptai to\ stenolesxei=n.
Aristophanes, Clouds 320, with scholion. See already at lambda 297; and cf. sigma 1039.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 March 2014@00:49:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 28 March 2014@01:01:42.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 28 March 2014@04:07:45.


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