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Headword: *di' ai)fnidi/ou o)po/s
Adler number: delta,891
Translated headword: by an unforeseen voice
Vetting Status: high
That is [by] an inspired [one].
Greek Original:
*di' ai)fnidi/ou o)po/s: toute/sti th=s e)nqousiastikh=s.
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 127 (web address 1), with the gloss of the scholia there; repeated at omicron 471.
The word denotes a sudden "voice attack". According to Sommerstein (below), it may also refer to the abrupt attack at the beginning of each choral section.
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, ed. Alan Sommerstein, Warmington, Wiltshire, Aris and Phillips: 1994
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; stagecraft
Translated by: Dennis McHenry on 5 April 2005@14:31:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 April 2005@16:04:50.
Antonella Ippolito (augmented note) on 5 April 2005@16:12:06.
Antonella Ippolito on 5 April 2005@16:21:52.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, keyword) on 5 April 2005@17:47:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented note) on 11 April 2005@11:11:18.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2012@05:25:13.
David Whitehead (typo) on 1 November 2015@10:31:47.


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