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Headword: Λυσσάνιε
Adler number: lambda,854
Translated headword: o good sir
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] o mad one.[1]
But slso [sc. attested is the phrase] 'rabid dog': "avoid the asp, the toad, the serpent and Laodikeans; also a rabid dog and -- I repeat -- Laodikeans."[2]
Greek Original:
Λυσσάνιε: μαινόμενε. καὶ κύνα δὲ λυσσητήν: ἀσπίδα, φρῦνον, ὄφιν καὶ Λαδικέας περίφευγε, καὶ κύνα λυσσητὴν καὶ πάλιν Λαδικέας.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1171, where the vocative λισσάνιε (Laconian dialect for ἀγαθέ ) occurs -- but the scholiast and the lexicographer take it for λυσσάνιε , "o rabid one".
[2] Synesius Letter 127; see already lambda 54 (part), and again phi 768.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 June 2006@05:41:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 6 June 2006@11:11:40.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 June 2006@03:32:30.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@05:58:21.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@05:25:55.


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