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Headword: *matai/+zwn
Adler number: mu,276
Translated headword: being foolish
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] living foolishly, thinking foolishly.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the aorist infinitive] matai+/sai ["to have been foolish"] [used] likewise.[2]
[The verb] matai+/zw is found in Lucian.[3]
Greek Original:
*matai/+zwn. matai/ws zw=n, matai/ws fronw=n. kai\ *matai/+sai o(moi/ws. eu(/rhtai para\ tw=| *loukianw=| matai/+zw.
cf. epsilon 929, epsilon 930.
[1] The headword is present participle, masculine nominative singular, of this verb; glossed as in the scholia to Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 891, where it occurs. For the gloss, see also mu 279.
[2] cf. Photius, Lexicon mu142 Theodoridis; evidently quoted from somewhere.
[3] Lucian, de luctu 16 (mataia/zonta).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2007@10:38:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 18 February 2007@04:10:42.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 18 February 2007@11:49:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode, added cross-reference) on 23 April 2009@01:37:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 May 2013@03:48:43.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@07:54:18.


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