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Headword: *)/agauros
Adler number: alpha,176
Translated headword: wastrel
Vetting Status: high
A dandy; but some [say] a good-for-nothing; [used] by Ionians [to mean] a pauper, but by Attic writers [to mean] a fop.
Greek Original:
*)/agauros: o( komyo/s: oi( de\ kako/s: u(po\ *)iw/nwn de\ a)/poros, u(po\ de\ *)attikw=n trufero/s.
Similar entries in Hesychius and, especially, Etymologicum Magnum 6.30-34 -- though there the headword is oxytone a)gauro/s. LSJ too (web address 1 below) gives it thus, and understands it as gau=ros [gamma 77, gamma 78] 'with a euphon., stately, proud'; used of a bull in Hesiod, Theogony 832. However, sense 2 there is 'Ion., euphem. for a beggar'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 4 June 1999@14:57:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 25 April 2002@09:23:02.
Jennifer Benedict (Added link, cosmeticule) on 26 March 2008@01:58:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 23 December 2011@09:30:36.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, coding) on 5 April 2015@23:12:45.


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