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Headword: *lipare/s
Adler number: lambda,578
Translated headword: obstinate
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] constant. [Formed] out of lian ["very"] [+] pareinai ["to be present"].[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "for if any one of us concedes to these in even the slightest, they will not lack for obstinate handiwork."[2] That is, for daring.[3] Or, the women will not keep away from constant work.[4]
Greek Original:
*lipare/s: to\ prosexe/s. e)k tou= li/an parei=nai. *)aristofa/nhs: ei) ga\r e)ndw/sei tis h(mw=n tai=sde ka)\n smikra\n labh/n, ou)de\n e)llei/yousin au(=tai lipara=s xeirourgi/as. toute/sti to/lmhs. h)\ ou)k a)fe/contai prosexou=s e)/rgou ai( gunai=kes.
[1] Just-So etymology given in the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 673. The form is cited in the neuter singular (of lambda 583) there too, to make the etymology work better.
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 673-675 (web address 1).
[3] Interpretation also given at chi 266.
[4] Again from the scholia.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 13 June 2009@04:13:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 13 June 2009@12:03:58.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 June 2009@04:35:58.
David Whitehead on 19 April 2013@06:25:55.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 April 2013@00:07:33.
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