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Headword: Amousa
Adler number: alpha,1633
Translated headword: unaesthetic [things], unpleasing [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unpleasant [ones], charmless [ones], boorish [ones].
Aristophanes in Thesmophoriazusae [writes]: "and besides, it's unaesthetic [amouson] to see a poet who looks like a hairy yokel. Think of the famous Ibycus and Anacreon of Teos", etc.[1]
Greek Original:
Amousa: aterpê, aêdê, apaideuta. Aristophanês en Thesmophoriazousais: allôs t' amouson esti poiêtên idein agreion onta kai dasun: skepsai d' hoti Ibukos ekeinos k' Anakreôn ho Têïos. kai ta hexês.
The headword adjective, which literally means Muse-less, has the same or similar glossing in other lexica. It is neuter plural, evidently quoted from somewhere (other than the quotation given, where it is neuter singular); extant possibilities are all post-classical.
[1] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 159-61 (tr. Sommerstein); already, in part, at alpha 350.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 22 June 1999@10:47:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 March 2001@03:59:14.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 February 2012@04:18:36.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 June 2015@03:12:53.


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