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Headword: *ei)ka/smeqa
Adler number: epsiloniota,64
Translated headword: we have been made like
Vetting Status: high
In Aristophanes, meaning we have been mocked. "For we have been made like this, as Aeschylus says, ..."
Greek Original:
*ei)ka/smeqa: para\ *)aristofa/nei, a)nti\ tou= e)skw/mmeqa. tauti\ ga\r ei)ka/smeqa kata\ to\n *ai)sxu/lon.
Aristophanes, Birds 807 (web address 1), with scholion. The next verse is a quotation from Aeschylus' lost play Myrmidons [fr.139], about an eagle struck with an arrow trimmed with eagle feathers: "these are not from others but our own feathers."
cf. omicron 992, tau 183.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2005@22:10:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 August 2005@04:38:48.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 7 September 2007@15:32:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keyword) on 31 August 2010@11:32:06.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@05:04:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 November 2012@23:38:26.
Catharine Roth (supplemented note) on 26 August 2013@21:40:05.


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