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Headword: *eu)pte/rwn
Adler number: epsilon,3670
Translated headword: of well-winged (ones)
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "and he is [sc. born] out of well-winged women, those of Coesyra." Meaning well-born, or light-minded, or [those] whose thoughts are flighty. The metaphor is from birds which are high up and magnificent; or honorable and well-born.
Greek Original:
*eu)pte/rwn: *)aristofa/nhs: ka)/st' e)k gunaikw=n eu)pte/rwn, tw=n *koisu/ras. a)nti\ tou= eu)genw=n, h)\ kou/fwn, h)\ w(=n o( logismo\s i(/ptatai. h( metafora\ a)po\ tw=n o)rne/wn tw=n metew/rwn kai\ u(perhfa/nwn: h)\ timi/wn kai\ eu)genw=n.
Aristophanes, Clouds 800, with scholion. Strepsiades is speaking of his son's super-aristocratic maternal lineage; cf. epsilon 87, kappa 2568.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 28 February 2008@16:49:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 February 2008@03:40:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 November 2012@05:26:18.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 March 2016@09:09:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation at the instigation of Ron Allen) on 24 February 2018@22:57:57.


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