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Headword: *diapiqhki/sai
Adler number: delta,699
Translated headword: to monkey around, to play the ape
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to play; [the word comes] from the apes; for the animal [is] a great busybody.[1]
Greek Original:
*diapiqhki/sai: to\ diapai=cai: a)po\ tw=n piqh/kwn: filopragmone/staton ga\r to\ zw=|on.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; perhaps originating in Attic comedy (Comica adespota fr. 980 Kock, now 451 K.-A.). The headword is the aorist infinitive of this verb.
[1] Repeated at pi 1578.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 January 2002@13:08:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 January 2002@04:22:23.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 1 July 2012@08:51:13.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 December 2014@08:36:29.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 October 2015@04:49:59.


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