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Headword: *)aposmileu/ousi
Adler number: alpha,3535
Translated headword: paring down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] filing with a knife, polishing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related neuter noun] a)posmileu/mata ["paring-downs"], [meaning] the shavings which are chipped away by the knife.[2]
"Lest they should suffer chastisements for the Encyclopedias, the ones paring down the entries."[3]
Greek Original:
*)aposmileu/ousi: th=| smi/lh| ce/ousin, e)kkaqai/rousi. kai\ *)aposmileu/mata, ta\ th=| smi/lh| e)kballo/mena a)pocu/smata. i(/na mh\ eu)qu/nas u(po/sxwsi toi=s pande/ktais, toi=s a)posmileu/ousi ta\ o)no/mata.
[1] Headword and glosses are either third-person plural present indicatives, or else (given the quotation below) dative plurals of present participles.
[2] From a scholium on Aristophanes, Frogs 819, where smileu/mata occurs.
[3] Synesius, Letter 101 (p.240d Hercher); repeated more fully at pi 170, where it is clear that the verb is not third person plural, as here, but first person singular ("Lest I..."); see also epsilon 1673. A full translation of the letter, by A. Fitzgerald, may be found at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 June 2001@19:35:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 4 June 2001@06:55:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 October 2006@04:33:03.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 28 January 2007@09:51:06.
David Whitehead (more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 5 April 2012@06:37:21.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2015@09:16:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 September 2015@01:29:30.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added a link) on 26 April 2023@23:18:29.


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