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Headword: *)ele/gxomen
Adler number: epsilon,777
Translated headword: we reproach, we test
Vetting Status: high
Meaning we speak ill [of someone]. "All night we reproach [the] kings."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "but works test [the] hands."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ele/gxomen: a)nti\ tou= kakologou=men. nukti\ d' o(/lh| basilh=as e)le/gxomen. kai\ e)/rga de\ xei=ras e)le/gxei.
For the verb e)le/gxw, see also epsilon 778 and eta 197.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 329 Pfeiffer, with scholion. See LSJ s.v. I.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.250.7-8 (Antiphilus), quoted approximately; see LSJ s.v. II.2.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 March 2006@11:42:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 14 March 2006@03:03:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 12 August 2012@08:54:44.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2015@03:27:36.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 7 January 2017@01:46:21.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 6 September 2021@00:33:34.


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