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Headword: *skindayo/s
Adler number: sigma,609
Translated headword: skindapsos
Vetting Status: high
A musical instrument.[1]
Concerning Zeno of Citium [we read]: "his [mental] mesh is shot, puny as it is; he had less intellect than a skindapsos".[2]
Greek Original:
*skindayo/s: o)/rganon mousiko/n. peri\ *zh/nwnos tou= *kitie/ws: o( d' e)/rrei gu/rgaqos au)tou= mikro\s i)w/n: nou=n d' ei)=xen e)la/ssona skindayoi=o.
See also sigma 610.
[1] Not unlike a lyre. See under beta 335 (and kappa 1631).
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.15, quoting one of the hexameter lampoons of Timon (tau 631) for this jibe. On Zeno of Citium, see zeta 79.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2001@07:49:44.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 19 December 2004@22:50:23.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 20 December 2004@03:02:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 18 August 2011@07:08:10.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@08:38:30.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 21 August 2019@12:36:49.


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