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Headword: Kekraktês
Adler number: kappa,1261
Translated headword: bawler
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] loud-voiced. Aristophanes [writes]: "having a voice of Kykloboros." The Kykloborios [is] a river in Attica, one swollen in winter. So he has compared the bad voice to the sound of the river.[1]
And elsewhere: "greedy, bawler, having a voice of Kykloboros."[2]
Greek Original:
Kekraktês: megalophônos. Aristophanês: kukloborou phônên echôn. potamos de Attikos ho Kukloborios, cheimarrous. tên kakophônian oun eikase tou potamou tôi êchôi. kai allachou: harpax, kekraktês, kukloborou phônên echôn.
[1] Aristophanes Knights 137 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. kappa 2648. The Suda miscopies the river-name: it should be Kykloboros (as also in Photius s.v.).
[2] Not in fact elsewhere, but in the same place.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; geography; imagery; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 October 2008@01:16:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 23 October 2008@03:14:39.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 24 October 2008@01:02:30.
David Whitehead on 14 February 2013@10:14:05.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 14 February 2013@23:46:48.


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