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Headword: *(opo/teros
Adler number: omicron,474
Translated headword: whether
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of what sort.[1]
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "whether he holds an opinion about a gnat." That is, what he thinks about and how he is minded concerning gnats. Gnats are what we call mosquitoes [kw/nwpas].[2]
Greek Original:
*(opo/teros: o(poi=os. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: o(po/tera th\n gnw/mhn e)/xoi peri\ th=s e)mpi/dos. toute/sti pw=s dialogi/zetai kai\ dianoei=tai peri\ tw=n e)mpi/dwn. e)mpi/des de\ ou(\s h(mei=s kw/nwpas kalou=men.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and several Homeric scholia); references at Photius omicron416 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 157 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. epsilon 1020. Here the neuter plural is used adverbially.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; epic; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 14 December 2009@23:04:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 December 2009@03:54:35.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 5 July 2013@07:36:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 July 2013@18:09:34.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 27 January 2021@19:36:25.


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