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Headword: *kertomw=
Adler number: kappa,1423
Translated headword: I taunt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I mock.[1]
It takes an accusative. "Many used to taunt him as a glutton".[2]
Greek Original:
*kertomw=: to\ xleua/zw. pro\s ai)tiatikh\n sunta/ssetai. polloi\ de\ tou=ton e)kerto/moun w(s gastri/margon.
See also kappa 1424 (and kappa 1422).
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 16.87 (on kertome/wsin).
[2] Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F22 (= fr.28 Müller (FHG), cited in Constantine Porphyrogenitus, On Virtues and Vices I p. 339 Büttner-Wobst & Roos). The passage is on Camblitas, king of Lydia, supposedly so gluttonous that he ate his own wife. Also Xanthus fr.12 Müller (FHG), cited in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.415C-D [10.8 Kaibel] (where he is named Cambles; Cambles is also mentioned as a glutton in Aelian, Varia historia 1.27).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food; geography; historiography; history; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 8 November 2008@08:46:13.
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