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Headword: *noqei/a
Adler number: nu,448
Translated headword: bastardy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] covert birth, [or] prostitution.[1]
Bastard's inheritance is the name for the [sc. belongings] that bastards inherit through their fathers; it was up to a thousand drachmas. So Lysias and Isaeus and Aristophanes and Hyperides and Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Aristokrates [sc. use the term].[2]
Greek Original:
*noqei/a: h( laqrai/a ge/nna, h( pornei/a. *noqei=a, ta\ toi=s no/qois e)k tw=n patrw/|wn dido/mena ou(/tws kalei=tai: h)=n de\ me/xri xili/wn draxmw=n. ou(/tws *lusi/as kai\ *)isai=os kai\ *)aristofa/nhs kai\ *(uperi/dhs kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *)aristokra/tous.
This entry begins with the feminine nominative singular noqei/a (the headword) but then--in the main section, deriving from Harpokration s.v. and attested also in other lexica--turns to the neuter plural noqei=a.
Compare generally nu 447, nu 449.
[1] For the first of these definitions cf. nu 532. The second is not reflected in usage (and ignored in LSJ s.v.).
[2] Lysias fr. 140 Sauppe (now 193 Carey OCT); Isaeus fr. 92 Sauppe; Aristophanes, Birds 1655-6; Hyperides fr. 17 Jensen; Demosthenes 23.213.
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; gender and sexuality; law; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 December 2000@04:36:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 19 December 2003@13:05:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@06:20:14.
David Whitehead (updated note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@09:35:58.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2013@08:33:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 18 November 2020@23:32:14.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 18 November 2020@23:33:21.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr, added a note) on 19 November 2020@07:35:00.


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