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Headword: *baka/nths
Adler number: beta,43
Translated headword: loiterer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an idler.
Greek Original:
*baka/nths: o( sxetliasth/s.
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword is derived from the Latin vacare, "to be idle." The gloss literally means "complainer"; for this entry, however, Sophocles' Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods suggests that schetliastês has the sense of scholastês; cf. beta 44.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 April 2002@22:23:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 14 April 2002@01:07:56.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 18 May 2012@05:43:23.
David Whitehead on 15 September 2015@03:43:02.


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