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Headword: Katêrepsasthe
Adler number: kappa,1059
Translated headword: you roofed yourselves over
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes [writes]: "how well you roofed yourselves over, and [how] cleverly." That is, [how] intelligently you sheltered yourselves.
Greek Original:
Katêrepsasthe: Aristophanês: hôs eu katêrepsasthe, kai noubustikôs. toutesti nounechôs eskepasthête.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Wasps 1294 (web address 1), with scholion: the slave Xanthias praises tortoises (whose shell would have protected them from the beating he has just received). See also sigma 1024.
The headword is aorist middle of katere/fw, second person plural; cf. kappa 975.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 September 2008@00:54:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 September 2008@05:18:26.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, upgraded link) on 24 May 2012@01:10:21.
David Whitehead on 24 May 2012@03:07:10.

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