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Headword: *gra/fein e)s ta/xos
Adler number: gamma,438
Translated headword: to write at speed
Vetting Status: high
Thus it is said [i.e.] by separation.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "the speed-writing section."[2]
Greek Original:
*gra/fein e)s ta/xos: ou(/tw le/getai kata\ diastolh/n. *proko/pios: th\n e)s ta/xos gra/fousan moi=ran.
cf. epsilon 3201; also the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 686, where the phrase "at speed" occurs.
[1] For kata\ diastolh/n cf. beta 175. In the present instance its force is presumably implicit, distinguishing the headword phrase from the verb taxugrafei=n.
[2] Already (unattributed) at alpha 4089 -- but the attribution has been rejected by modern scholars.
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 419
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 July 2002@20:45:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified notes; added keywords) on 3 September 2002@07:41:41.
Catharine Roth (added bibliography) on 29 December 2009@01:25:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@05:36:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded notes) on 20 November 2015@03:18:52.


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