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Headword: Ληκυθιστής
Adler number: lambda,437
Translated headword: hollow-voiced declaimer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a man with a small voice. Thus Sophocles [uses the word].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] ληκυθισμός ["hollow speaking"].[2]
"To publish with well-twisted and modulated [speech] the hollow declamation of shameful and laughable songs."[3] That is, the excellent voice.
Greek Original:
Ληκυθιστής: ὁ μικρόφωνος. οὕτως Σοφοκλῆς. καὶ Ληκυθισμός. περιενεγκεῖν εὐστρόφως καὶ κεκλασμένως τὸν ληκυθισμὸν τῶν αἰσχρῶν καὶ γελοίων ᾀσμάτων. τουτέστι τὴν εὐφωνίαν.
[1] Sophocles fr. 1063 (contextless). Also in Photius lambda257 Theodoridis (and similarly in Hesychius lambda856; and cf. lambda 440.
[2] Very rare: other than in the quotation which follows here, attested only in Plutarch, Moralia [That it is not possible to live pleasantly according to Epicurus] 1086E; accusative plural.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 April 2009@17:25:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 April 2009@04:23:42.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@04:09:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 April 2013@23:53:43.


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