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Headword: Klôpeuô
Adler number: kappa,1835
Translated headword: I filch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I steal. And klwpei/a ["filching"] [comes] out of it, and klwpiteu/w ["I habitually filch"].[1]
"The hand [is] among the Aitolians but the mind in [the deme of] Klopidai". Attic genitive instead of dative. Aristophanes is insulting certain men, as brigands and thieves: for the Aitolians [are] brigands.[2]
Greek Original:
Klôpeuô: kleptô. kai Klôpeia ex autou, kai Klôpiteuô. hê men cheir en Aitôlois, ho de nous en Klôpidôn. Attikê genikê anti dotikês. diaballei de tinas ho Aristophanês, hôs lêistas kai kleptas: lêistai gar hoi Aitôloi.
[1] cf. epsilon 486, kappa 1836.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 79 (slightly misquoted here, cf. web address 1), with scholion. Klopidai is a mock deme name (see LSJ s.v.), reminiscent of the real deme-name Kropidai but formed in imitation of e.g. klwpiko/s 'thievish'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 25 November 2007@17:29:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; supplied keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 November 2007@03:51:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 March 2013@04:13:44.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 15 September 2019@23:10:09.


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