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Headword: *feidwlo/s
Adler number: phi,250
Translated headword: frugal
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] sparing, stingy.[1]
Being a frugal person, the calculator who avoids [feu/gwn] giving [dou=nai]. Or from the [verb] fei/domai and the [verb] dou=nai, being a feidwdo/s, with a change of the delta into lambda.[2]
Greek Original:
*feidwlo/s: feido/menos, sknipo/s. *feidwlo/s tis w)/n, o( feu/gwn to\ dou=nai o( peri/yhfos. h)\ para\ to\ fei/domai kai\ to\ dou=nai, feidwdo/s tis w)/n, troph=| tou= d ei)s l.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius phi103 Theodoridis.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Plutus/Wealth 237 (where the phrase h)/n me\n ga\r w(s feidwlo\n ei)selqw\n tu/xw occurs); cf. Herodian the grammarian cited by Orion [Author, Myth] 160.5. In fact feidwlo/s is an adjective formed from the verb fei/domai with the suffix -los (Smyth ยง858.7).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 October 2011@21:40:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; cosmetics) on 11 October 2011@03:13:14.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 2) on 11 October 2011@14:51:52.
David Whitehead on 8 December 2013@06:00:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 16 August 2019@00:44:59.

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