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Headword: *grammatoku/fwn
Adler number: gamma,423
Translated headword: record-porer, penpusher
Vetting Status: high
Meaning "you low-grade clerk;" for strictly speaking a ku/fwn is the stocks.[1] Amongst the rude names that Demosthenes calls Aeschines is record-porer; he claims that he is the son of a man named Tromes, an elementary schoolmaster.
Greek Original:
*grammatoku/fwn: a)nti\ tou= tapeine\ grammateu=: kuri/ws ga\r ku/fwn to\ cu/lon kalei=tai. *dhmosqe/nhs kai\ a)/lla skw/ptei to\n *ai)sxi/nhn kai\ grammatoku/fwna, o(\n kai\ ui(o\n ei)=nai/ fhsin o)/noma me\n *tro/mhtos, didaska/lou de\ tw=n prw/twn gramma/twn.
Demosthenes 18.209 (web address 1); again at tau 1047 (q.v.).
[1] The comment really misses the point. Demosthenes had chosen (coined?) a word implying a man both physically and morally crippled by a demeaning profession.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@07:13:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@07:08:56.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added betacode; added link; cosmetics) on 29 September 2003@20:23:08.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 September 2003@03:10:13.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2012@04:53:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 24 September 2012@01:26:22.


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