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Headword: *)epilhsmo/taton
Adler number: epsilon,2444
Translated headword: most forgetful, very forgetful
Vetting Status: high
Idiosyncratically [for] e)pilhsmone/staton.[1] Alexis says e)pilh/smh ['forgetting'],[2] Cratinus e)pilhsmosu/nh ['forgetfulness'].[3] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "would you kindly drop dead for the crows, you most forgetful and most gauche old homunculus."[4]
Greek Original:
*)epilhsmo/taton: i)di/ws e)pilhsmone/staton. *)/alecis de\ le/gei e)pilh/smh, *krati=nos e)pilhsmosu/nh. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ou)k e)s ko/rakas a)pofqerh=| e)pilhsmo/taton kai\ skaio/taton gero/ntion.
The headword is extracted from the Aristophanes passage quoted.
[1] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 361.39. The scholia to Aristophanes (see next note) are less ambiguous than the Suda as to which is considered the idiosyncratic form.
[2] Alexis fr. 315 Kock, now 317 Kassel-Austin.
[3] Cratinus fr. 410 Kock, now 451 K.-A.
[4] Aristophanes, Clouds 789-90 (web address 1), with comments from the scholia thereto; cf. sigma 549. On "to the crows," see e.g. epsilon 3154.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 November 2007@18:12:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 12 November 2007@23:02:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 November 2007@03:01:17.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, raised status) on 7 January 2011@17:44:01.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2012@05:21:55.
David Whitehead (updated 2 refs) on 3 January 2015@09:26:08.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 18 September 2017@01:10:18.


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