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Headword: *lakwniko/s
Adler number: lambda,67
Translated headword: Laconic
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] one who is hard, one who is brave.[1]
For such [are] the Laconians. Also [found as] an adverb.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'breathing Laconic', meaning strong[ly]; or adopting the Laconians' way of thinking.[3]
Greek Original:
*lakwniko/s: o( sterro/s, o( a)ndrei=os. toiou=toi ga\r oi( *la/kwnes. kai\ e)pi/rrhma. kai\ *lakwniko\n pne/wn, a)nti\ tou= i)sxuro/n: h)\ ta\ *lakw/nwn fronw=n.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; see the references at Photius lambda49 Theodoridis.
[2] As illustrated in what now follows (and cf. lambda 68).
[3] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 276, where the phrase occurs. See LSJ under pne/w, V. For the "way of thinking" idiom cf. already lambda 62.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 14 July 2002@05:47:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 July 2002@07:27:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 March 2013@10:40:35.


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