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Headword: *keneo\n
Adler number: kappa,1316
Translated headword: empty
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Attested as epic keneon] and [Attic] kenon: [meaning] vain.[1]
"Let Odysseus react insultingly in empty [words]."[2] And elsewhere: "no, indeed; may I not yet be so empty of intelligence". Meaning trifling in sagacity.[3]
Also [sc. attested is the epic nominative] keneos [used] likewise.
Greek Original:
*keneo\n kai\ *keno/n: ma/taion. pro\s tau=ta *)odusseu\s e)n kenoi=s u(brize/tw. kai\ au)=qis: ou) dh=ta: mh/pw nou= toso/nd' ei)/hn kenh/. a)nti\ tou= sune/sews kou/fh. kai\ *keneo\s o(moi/ws.
[1] cf. kappa 1171.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 971.
[3] Sophocles, Electra 403, with scholion.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 28 October 2008@04:28:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 28 October 2008@08:21:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 February 2013@08:41:45.


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