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Headword: *)empi/s
Adler number: epsilon,1020
Translated headword: gnat
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a creature] something like a mosquito.[1] A tiny animal which is born around water, like a mosquito. It is bigger in size and has a white ring around its middle.[2] Aristophanes [writes]: "you [who] scoop up gnats". ["Scoop up"] meaning eat.[3]
The Pisidian [writes]: "having enclosed in a circle in the manner of gnats."[4]
There is an expression "Trikorysian gnar" since many gnats occur in Trikorysos. For the place is swampy and waterlogged.[5]
Greek Original:
*)empi/s: kw/nwyi paraplh/sion. zwu/fion para\ toi=s u(/dasi gino/menon o(/moion kw/nwpi, mei=zon de\ th=| perioxh=| kai\ kata\ to\ me/son leukw=| periezwsme/non. *)aristofa/nhs: e)mpi/des ka/mptete. a)nti\ tou= e)sqi/ete. *pisi/dhs: ku/klw| perisfi/gcantes e)mpi/dwn di/khn. le/getai e)mpi\s *trikorusi/a, w(s e)n *trikoru/sw| pollw=n e)mpi/dwn ginome/nwn. e)/sti ga\r a)lsw/dhs kai\ ka/qugros o( to/pos.
See also omicron 474.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1032, where the headword appears. (See web address 1 below for the text of the comedy.)
[2] In a discussion of its larva (askaris, the bloodworm), Aristotle identifies this as the gnat Chironomus: History of Animals 551b27. Elsewhere in the same work (601a4) the word seems to refer to the mayfly.
[3] Aristophanes, Birds 245 (web address 2), with comment from the scholia there.
[4] George of Pisidia, Bellum Avaricum line 64.
[5] Again, from the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1032. (Influenced, evidently, by the form of the adjective, the Suda hypercorrects the toponym -- here and again at tau 985, q.v. -- from what it should be: 'in Trikory(n)thos'.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; imagery; military affairs; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 October 2005@22:18:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 October 2005@04:51:45.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 August 2012@05:41:20.
Catharine Roth (translated title) on 29 November 2014@23:39:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.5, at the prompting of Dr Nick Nicholas; cosmetics) on 22 December 2015@03:13:23.


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