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Headword: *malqakw/teron
Adler number: mu,108
Translated headword: softer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] toward the sweeter [side] of life, and [the one] in a good state. Aristophanes in Frogs [writes]: "but to turn always toward the softer is [the mark] of a clever man and a natural Theramenes".
Greek Original:
*malqakw/teron: pro\s to\ h(du/teron tou= bi/ou, kai\ eu)= e)/xon. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois: to\ de\ metastre/fesq' a)ei\ pro\s to\ malqakw/teron, deciou= pro\s a)ndro/s e)sti kai\ fu/sei *qhrame/nous.
Aristophanes, Frogs 538-40 (here slightly misquoted, see web address 1), with scholion.
cf. mu 107, mu 109, mu 110, mu 111; and for Theramenes theta 342, kappa 1909.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; politics
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 14 June 2007@10:48:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; supplied notes and more keywords) on 15 June 2007@04:12:50.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@05:53:05.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 July 2020@23:25:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 3 July 2020@23:28:57.


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