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Headword: *paratei=nai
Adler number: pi,463
Translated headword: to stretch, to flatten, to floor
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to overturn and [sc. so] to destroy. [The] Comic poet[1] [sc. applies the word] to Euboia: "I know [sc. where Euboia is]; for it was stretched by us and Perikles."[2]
Greek Original:
*paratei=nai: to\ e)pitre/yai, kai\ a)pole/sai. *kwmiko\s e)pi\ *eu)boi/as: oi)=d': u(po\ ga\r h(mw=n pareta/qh kai\ *perikle/ous.
Also in Photius, Lexicon pi322, where Theodoridis follows Cobet in thinking that the first glossing infinitive should be (as in Suda mss GM) e)pitri=yai.
[1] i.e. Aristophanes: see next note (and cf. e.g. alpha 4196 = sigma 525).
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 213 (web address 1), referring to the reconquest of the rebellious island of Euboia in 446 BCE by Athenian troops under the command of Pericles (Thucydides 1.114; web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2001@04:37:26.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added links; cosmetics; set status) on 26 March 2004@17:34:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 March 2004@06:13:31.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 30 August 2011@06:41:22.
David Whitehead on 13 September 2013@08:57:50.
David Whitehead on 27 June 2014@10:05:58.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 June 2014@01:25:29.


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