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Headword: Oidousan
Adler number: omicroniota,37
Translated headword: swelling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] being boastful. "[I received from you] the art [...]swollen under resounding boasts and ponderous phrases."[1]
And Eunapius [writes]: "when so great an evil was swelling and festering beneath."[2]
"But [Darius] decided not to send the army openly, as matters were still swelling."[3]
Greek Original:
Oidousan: kompôdê ousan. tên technên. oidousan hupo kompasmatôn kai rhêmatôn epachthôn. kai Eunapios: tosoutou de oidountos kai hupophuomenou kakou. ho de ek tês itheiês ouk edokee pempein ton straton, hate tôn pragmatôn eti oidountôn.
Notes:
The headword is present active participle, feminine accusative singular, of the verb oi)de/w "swell" (omicroniota 30); cf. oi)dai/nwn (omicroniota 28). It is extracted from the first quotation given, where it agrees with te/xnhn "art". The glossing phrase "being boastful" comes from the scholia to line 940; cf. omicroniota 31.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 939-940, where Euripides complains that he inherited an art or style of tragedy from Aeschylus that was swollen, pompous and ponderous. Aristophanes plays on the double sense of ko/mpos "clashing noise, boast" to describe this style (cf. komphro/s), and uses the medical metaphor of a swelling (resulting from bruises) that must be treated and healed, as Euripides claims to have done.
[2] Eunapius fr.1.271.20 Dindorf = fr.91 FHG (4.53).
[3] Herodotus 3.127 (cf. 3.76), of Darius' ruse for getting rid of Oroetes. See also iota 245.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 12 January 2003@09:20:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 January 2003@03:42:58.
Ross Scaife ✝ on 13 January 2003@07:38:02.
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