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Headword: *)adhfagi/a
Adler number: alpha,469
Translated headword: greed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] insatiability.
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] adephagos ["greedy"], [meaning someone] incessantly eating, omnivorous, gourmandizing.
"Greedy triremes"[1] would be a name for ones on full pay and costing a lot, as a metaphor from fully-grown racehorses. Alcaeus in the [play] Comitragedy calls tippling lamps "greedy".[2]
Greek Original:
*)adhfagi/a: h( a)plhsti/a. kai\ *)adhfa/gos, a)qro/ws e)sqi/wn, polufa/gos, gastri/margos. *)adhfa/goi trih/reis le/goint' a)\n ai( e)ntelo/misqoi kai\ polla\ a)nali/skousai, e)k metafora=s tw=n telei/wn kai\ a)gwnistw=n i(/ppwn. *)alkai=os de\ e)n th=| *kwmw|dotragw|di/a| tou\s po/tas lu/xnous a)dhfa/gous ei)=pen.
[1] This paragraph abridges Harpokration s.v. a)dhfa/gous trih/rei=s (a phrase in Lysias: fr. 103 Sauppe, now 121a Carey).
[2] Alcaeus fr.21 Kassel-Austin.
D.Whitehead, "Observations on a)dhfagi/a", Rheinisches Museum fur Philologie 145 (2002) 175-186
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 October 2000@06:47:28.
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