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Headword: Μεμακκοακότα
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:
Μεμακκοακότα: τὰ Μακκοῦς φρονοῦντα, ἀνοηταίνοντα: Μακκὼ γὰρ καὶ Λαμὼ ἐγένοντο ἐνεαί. τουτέστι βαρέως νοοῦσαι. Ἀριστοφάνης: ὁ δὲ ὡς ὁρᾷ μεμακκοακότα τὸν δεσπότην, τέχνην πεποίηται.
Aristophanes, Knights 62-3 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. mu 68, mu 69.
[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.


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