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Headword: *katerrinhme/nois
Adler number: kappa,981
Translated headword: filed-down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones that are] cheap[1] or smooth-polished. For a file [is] a carpenter's tool, with which they file [things].[2] Or cheap, because they reduce the value [of a coin] with a file. Aristophanes [writes] about Euripides: "to say something witty and filed-down."[3]
Greek Original:
*katerrinhme/nois: eu)tele/sin h)\ katecesme/nois. r(i/nh ga\r e)rgalei=on tektoniko/n, w(=| r(inou=sin. h)\ eu)tele/sin, o(/ti e)ceuteli/zomen th=| r(i/nh|. *)aristofa/nhs peri\ *eu)ripi/dou: a)stei=o/n ti le/cai kai\ katerrinhme/non.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, beginning with Hesychius. The headword (which must be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested) is perfect middle/passive participle of katarrina/w, masculine or neuter dative plural.
[2] See rho 169 for this noun.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 902 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. alpha 4234, lambda 441.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; economics; imagery; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 March 2009@21:44:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; modified keywords; tweaks) on 9 March 2009@04:06:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 February 2013@08:32:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 February 2013@00:06:57.


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