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Headword: *)epw/numon
Adler number: epsilon,2841
Translated headword: sobriquet, nickname
Vetting Status: high
[A name] which is said along with another proper name.[1]
"[Camillus] giving a sobriquet to Marcius, Corvinus, in reference to the animal which fought with him in his single combat." For Romans call the crow corvus.[2]
And elsewhere Aristophanes [writes]: "how good it is to have many nicknames!" As if he said, those who serve on juries strive in vain to have many names.[3]
Greek Original:
*)epw/numon: to\ meq' e(te/rou kuri/ou kaq' e(no\s lego/menon. e)pwnumi/an qe/menoi *marki/w| *korbi=non e)pi\ tou= sunagwnizome/nou kata\ th\n monomaxi/an zw/|ou. ko/rbous ga\r tou\s ko/rakas fasi\ *(rwmai=oi. kai\ au)=qis *)aristofa/nhs: w(s a)gaqo/n e)st' e)pwnumi/as polla\s e)/xein. w(sanei\ e)/legen, ou) matai/ws a)/ra speu/dousi polla\ o)no/mata e)/xein oi( dika/zontes.
cf. epsilon 2842, epsilon 2843.
[1] Likewise (and indeed as far as 'Corvinus') in ps.-Zonaras
[2] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 15.1.4 (cf. alpha 1685, kappa 1307, kappa 2070). DH says 'to him'; the Suda supplies the name, but it should be Marcus (Valerius).
[3] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 1164 (web address 1), and scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 November 2003@21:04:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 18 November 2003@06:46:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 August 2011@20:10:06.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2012@07:11:45.
David Whitehead (modified tr; another note and keyword) on 4 February 2016@08:42:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note numbers) on 18 November 2017@19:00:39.


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