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Headword: *oi(=on
Adler number: omicroniota,146
Translated headword: how, such
Vetting Status: high
[Expression] of amazement.[1]
"You will never again see this man -- I make a great boast -- such [a one as ...]."[2]
Aristophanes [writes as follows] about Kleon: "How the cursed man eats bending over!" By the expression he indicates the man's gluttony. For of men and other creatures those who most often bend over and lie down for their food seem to eat insatiably and greedily.[3]
Greek Original:
*oi(=on: to\ qaumastiko/n. ou)k e)/t' a)/ndra mh\ to/nd' i)/dht': e)/pos e)cere/w meg', oi(=on. *)aristofa/nhs peri\ *kle/wnos: oi(=on de\ ku/yas o( kata/ratos e)sqi/ei. dia\ tou= sxh/matos th\n a)dhfagi/an au)tou= dhloi=. kai\ ga\r tw=n a)nqrw/pwn kai\ tw=n qremma/twn oi( ma/lista toi=s e)de/smasin e)gkekufo/tes kai\ proskei/menoi dokou=sin a)plh/stws kai\ perispouda/stws e)sqi/ein.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron139 Theodoridis), and cf. a scholion on Plato, Gorgias 481B.
[2] From a choral ode at Sophocles, Ajax 421-3 (web address 1).
[3] Aristophanes, Peace 33 (web address 2), and scholion. For Kleon see generally kappa 1731.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 January 2004@00:00:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and more keywords) on 15 January 2004@03:09:11.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@08:20:16.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 11 August 2011@21:54:03.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword; tweaking) on 8 August 2013@03:28:36.


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