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Headword: *nenhme/nhn
Adler number: nu,179
Translated headword: heaped-up
Vetting Status: high
[nenhme/nhn] and nenhsme/nhn:[1] [meaning] piled-up.[2] Xenophon [writes]: "for you would find in the houses stores of last years' loaves heaped-up."[3]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "why are you sitting in a stupor, behaving like stones, cipher[s], sheep, jars heaped up at random?". That is, fools. He is speaking to the spectators; for the intelligent man is being examined through the dullard. 'Jars' stands for pots randomly piled up. For nhh=sai ["to heap up"] [means] to pile up.[4] *nh=sai [sc. is also attested] as a dissyllable.
Greek Original:
*nenhme/nhn kai\ *nenhsme/nhn: seswreume/nhn. *cenofw=n: eu(/rh|s ga\r qhsaurou\s e)n tai=s oi)ki/ais a)/rtwn nenhme/nwn perusinw=n. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: ti/ ka/qhsq' a)be/lteroi, o)/ntes li/qoi, a)riqmo/s, pro/bat', a)/llws a)mforei=s nenhsme/noi; toute/stin a)no/htoi. pro\s tou\s qeata/s fhsi: dia\ ga\r tou= mwrou= dokima/zetai o( fro/nimos. a)mforei=s de\ a)nti\ tou= matai/ws ke/ramoi seswreume/noi. nhh=sai ga\r to\ swreu=sai. kai\ nh=sai disullabw=s.
[1] The variant is added in ms M. See further, next note
[2] Same entry -- for nenhsmen/hn -- in Photius (nu118 Theodoridis) and other lexica. The headword itself is accusative feminine singular of this perfect middle/passive participle and therefore extracted from somewhere other than the quotation given, which has genitive plural. (The verb is ne/w (C) in LSJ; older form nhe/w.) There are instances of nenhme/nhn in e.g. Dio Chrysostom, Orations 32.87, and of nenhsme/nhn in e.g. Lucian, De morte peregrini 35.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 5.4.27.
[4] Aristophanes, Clouds 1201-3, with scholion; cf. alpha 1785, nu 302, nu 340, nu 527.
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; history; imagery; religion; rhetoric; stagecraft
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 August 2009@07:24:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 14 August 2009@17:42:25.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 14 August 2009@19:43:21.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 15 August 2009@01:02:33.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 18 August 2009@03:03:48.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2013@05:18:01.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 8 November 2020@01:24:23.


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