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Headword: *)egkiliki/zetai
Adler number: epsilon,97
Translated headword: is acting the Cilician
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] is acting maliciously, is behaving badly. For the Cilicians had a reputation for wickedness. Hence they also say *kili/kios o)/leqros ["Cilician doom"].[1] For to act like a Cilician [is] to behave maliciously.
Greek Original:
*)egkiliki/zetai: kakohqeu/etai, kakopoiei=. diebe/blhnto ga\r e)pi\ ponhri/a| oi( *ki/likes. e)nteu=qen le/getai kai\ *kili/kios o)/leqros. e)gkiliki/zein ga\r to\ kakohqi/zesqai.
(Copied from here to kappa 1607.) Whatever its origins, the headword was treated as proverbial: see Diogenianus 2.51 and Appendix Proverbiorum 2.7.
[1] See kappa 1606.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 July 2003@01:46:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 13 July 2003@05:48:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 25 July 2012@05:05:07.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 28 July 2012@00:10:41.
David Whitehead (coding) on 4 December 2015@04:26:05.


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