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Headword: *linoptwme/nh
Adler number: lambda,571
Translated headword: net-watching
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] watching over a fisherman's net drying.
Greek Original:
*linoptwme/nh: li/non a(lie/ws yuxo/menon e)popteu/ousa.
The headword, presumably quoted from somewhere (but attested only here), is the feminine nominative singular, present participle, of the verb linopta/omai.
Its masculine counterpart linoptw/menos is the contested reading transmitted in Aristophanes, Peace 1178. The scholia there attribute to Aristotle the definition "those who watch over hunting nets", and they criticize two other interpretations: one derived "ignorantly from the birds falling into the nets", and one claiming that the word means "to fear excessively".
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; women; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:42:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@05:43:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 April 2013@06:17:18.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 2 June 2020@01:19:37.


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