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Headword: *grafeu/s
Adler number: gamma,436
Translated headword: drawer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an artist.
"[He] who draws the vases for the dead;"[1] for they used to draw such things on the monuments.
And Demosthenes [sc. has the verb] to draw, [meaning] being an artist.[2]
Greek Original:
*grafeu/s: o( zwgra/fos. o(\s toi=s nekroi=si zwgrafei= ta\s lhku/qous. toiau=ta ga\r e)n toi=s mnh/masin e)/grafon. kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs *gra/fein, to\ zwgrafei=n.
Carelessly (see n.2 below) abridged from Harpokration s.v.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 996 (web address 1); cf. lambda 439.
[2] Demosthenes 21.147 -- where in fact we find noun, not verb: web address 2. (Harpok. had cited Demosthenes for the noun, then adding the impersonal kai\ gra/fein de\ to\ zwgrafei=n e)/legon.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: art history; comedy; daily life; definition; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@09:25:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@07:27:49.
David Whitehead (added note) on 3 September 2002@07:29:37.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added links; cosmetics) on 29 September 2003@20:27:02.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 July 2011@05:11:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 6 October 2012@00:17:37.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2015@07:54:30.


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