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Headword: Sillainei
Adler number: sigma,410
Translated headword: insults, lampoons
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] mocks at, makes fun of [someone/something] through the eyes,[1] and mocks.
For a sillos [is] a mime, or a reproach, and also abuse.
And scoffing.[2]
And one who writes such things [is] a writer of lampoons [sillographos], [as] was Timon of Phlius, a philosopher of the Pyrrhonic school.[3]
Greek Original:
Sillainei: mullainei, dia tôn ophthalmôn skôptei, kai mullizei. Sillos gar ho mimos, ê ho mômos, kai hê kakologia. kai ho chleuasmos. kai ho tautas graphôn sillographos ên Timôn Phliasios, philosophos tês Purrônos agôgês.
The headword appears with the same glossing in other lexica and is evidently quoted from somewhere; probably Diogenes Laertius 9.111 on Timon (mentioned later in the entry).
[1] The word si/llos can mean squint-eyed (see LSJ at web address 1), besides its 'lampoon' sense about to be given.
[2] cf. sigma 415.
[3] See tau 631, and cf. tau 630.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Tony Natoli on 23 March 2003@15:58:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 24 March 2003@03:23:20.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, wrong note numbers reported by Andrew Smith) on 10 October 2004@19:23:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 4 May 2011@06:52:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 24 December 2013@06:49:12.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 18 February 2022@23:06:51.


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