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Headword: *)/ozousin
Adler number: omicron,72
Translated headword: they smell
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they are full of fragrance.[1] "These [sc. treaties] smell of ambrosia and nectar." In reference to those worthy of acceptance. He is saying [this] about the festival of the Dionysia.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/ozousin: eu)wdi/as plh/reis ei)si/n. au)tai\ me\n o)/zous' a)mbrosi/hs kai\ ne/ktaros. e)pi\ tw=n a)podoxh=s a)ci/wn. le/gei de\ peri\ th=s tw=n *dionusi/wn e(orth=s.
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation, is third person plural, present indicative, of o)/zw; cf. omicron 67, omicron 73, omicron 74.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 196 (web address 1), with 'scholia pleniora'; cf. delta 1168. (The scholiast's second comment is wide of the mark. Dikaiopolis does swear by the Dionysia but is actually speaking of the "sample" thirty-year peace terms brought by Amphitheus the Spartan.)
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; imagery; law; military affairs; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 October 2009@01:22:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 October 2009@03:07:57.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 June 2013@05:23:09.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 December 2020@17:01:16.


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