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Headword: Εὐτραπελία
Adler number: epsilon,3771
Translated headword: witticism
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] silliness, frivolousness, lack of sophistication.[1]
"Ptolemy urged everyone to applaud, signalling acceptance of his [Hyrcanus'] witticism."[2]
Greek Original:
Εὐτραπελία: μωρολογία, κουφότης, ἀπαιδευσία. ὁ δὲ Πτολεμαῖος πάντας ἐκέλευσεν ἀνακροτῆσαι, τῆς εὐτραπελίας ἀποδεχόμενος αὐτόν.
Notes:
[1] = Synagoge; Photius, Lexicon epsilon2355; cf. Hesychius epsilon7246, Etymologicum Gudianum 566.13, Etymologicum Magnum 399.29, all stemming ultimately from commentary to Ephesians 5:4, where the headword is employed in a pejorative sense.
See epsilon 3772 for the related adjective.
[2] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 12.214 (web address 1); see already alpha 1919 and again pi 3040. Here the headword appears in the genitive case, and with its more usual positive connotation.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; politics; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 9 February 2008@01:20:05.
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