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Headword: *fau/lws
Adler number: phi,145
Translated headword: simply, lightly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] easily, readily.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "would that you might disgorge the mouthful as simply as you found it." The morsel [is called] e)/nqesis ["insertion"].[2]
Also [sc. attested is] fau/lws, [meaning] that [which is done] easily and without effort. Aristophanes [writes]: "he would not simply have obtained this."[3] "O marvelous man, do not take divine matters lightly." That is, do not be disgusted at the oracles. For when he said "I am an oracle-monger," [Pisthetairos] said, "regret it!"[4]
Greek Original:
*fau/lws: eu)ko/lws, eu)marw=s. *)aristofa/nhs: ei)/qe fau/lws, w(/sper eu(=res, e)kba/lois th\n e)/nqesin. e)/nqesis o( ywmo/s. kai\ *fau/lws, to\ eu)xerw=s kai\ a)/neu kama/tou. *)aristofa/nhs: ou)k a)\n fau/lws e)/tuxe tou/tou. w)= daimo/nie, ta\ qei=a mh\ fau/lws fe/re. toute/sti mh\ a)hdi/zou e)pi\ toi=s xrhsmoi=s. ei)po/ntos ga\r o(/ti xrhsmolo/gos ei)mi/, e)/fh: oi)/mwze nu=n.
[1] The headword is the adverbial form of the adjective fau=los; cf. phi 146, phi 147. For the glossing, see also phi 141.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 404 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. epsilon 1360, epsilon 3675, omega 141.
[3] Aristophanes, Knights 509 (web address 2).
[4] Aristophanes, Birds 960-1 (web address 3), with scholion.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 September 2011@12:55:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 September 2011@03:35:33.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@04:06:46.


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