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Headword: *poikilw/teros u(/dras
Adler number: pi,3084
Translated headword: more versatile than a hydra
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those who are deceitfully [sic] or marveled at.
Greek Original:
*poikilw/teros u(/dras: e)pi\ tw=n dolerw=s h)/toi qaumazome/nwn.
cf. Diogenianus 7.69, alongside the later paroemiographer Macarius Chrysocephalus 7.30. These comparanda make it clear that the Suda compiler probably wrote (or should have written) the adjective dolerw=n rather than the adverb dolerw=s, yielding the more coherent gloss "in reference to those who are deceitful or marveled at."
For words related to the adjective in the phrase, poikilw/teros ('more variegated/ decorated/changeable/versatile') see entries from pi 3079 to pi 3085 inclusive. For the hydra, a mythical multi-headed water serpent, see upsilon 56, upsilon 57, upsilon 58.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 September 2013@22:35:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, status) on 20 September 2013@00:47:50.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 September 2013@04:18:59.
William Hutton (added keyword) on 20 September 2013@05:34:34.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:39:44.


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