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Headword: Kekôdônismenos
Adler number: kappa,1257
Translated headword: sounded-out
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] tested-out.[1] [The term arises] from those testing out sentries by means of a bell. Also [sc. attested is the aorist infinitive of the compound verb diakwdwni/zw] sound out, [meaning] test out. Aristophanes in Lysistrata [writes]: "how disgraceful to leave [such a thing] un-sounded-out".[2]
Greek Original:
Kekôdônismenos: exêtasmenos. apo tôn tous phulakas dia tou kôdônos exetazontôn. kai diakôdônisai, to exetasai. Aristophanês Lusistratêi: hôs aischron akôdôniston ean.
See also alpha 947, delta 907, epsilon 546, kappa 2220, kappa 2221.
[1] The headword is perfect middle/passive participle (masculine nominative singular) of kwdwni/zw. Same or similar entry in other lexica in other lexica and grammars (see the references at Photius kappa544 Theodoridis), from Phrynichus, and cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 723, where the dative plural kekwdwnisme/nois occurs (web address 1).
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 485 (web address 2), using a related adjective.
Associated internet addresses:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 November 2006@08:09:07.
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