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Headword: Αἰξωνεύς
Adler number: alphaiota,240
Translated headword: Aixonian
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a slanderer.[1]
It also means one who buys goats.[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰξωνεύς: ὁ βλάσφημος. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ τὸν τὰς αἶγας ὠνούμενον.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon. Perhaps from a scholion on Aristophanes, Wasps 895, where the headword occurs in the accusative case (as a deme-name; cf. alphaiota 242): web address 1 below.
[1] cf. alphaiota 239, alphaiota 241, alphaiota 242.
[2] As if from αἴξ "goat" and ὠνέομαι "buy."
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 September 2002@23:49:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@03:02:14.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 15 May 2012@07:19:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 May 2012@00:57:49.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 28 November 2015@10:46:44.


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