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Headword: *memakkoako/ta
Adler number: mu,550
Translated headword: has become gaga
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] is thinking like Makko,[1] is devoid of intelligence; for Makko and Lamo were stupid women. That is, ones who had difficulty in thinking. Aristophanes [writes]: "when he sees that the master has become gaga, he has devised his trick".
Greek Original:
*memakkoako/ta: ta\ *makkou=s fronou=nta, a)nohtai/nonta: *makkw\ ga\r kai\ *lamw\ e)ge/nonto e)neai/. toute/sti bare/ws noou=sai. *)aristofa/nhs: o( de\ w(s o(ra=| memakkoako/ta to\n despo/thn, te/xnhn pepoi/htai.
Aristophanes, Knights 62-3 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. mu 68, mu 69, tau 443.
[1] For this idiom cf. e.g. alpha 3728, lambda 62, mu 882.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; poetry; politics; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2006@08:58:54.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (typo; add. web reference, keyword, set status) on 9 March 2006@15:06:58.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 10 March 2006@03:46:54.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@07:08:22.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 22 July 2022@19:41:06.


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