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Headword: Παιπάλημα
Adler number: pi,888
Translated headword: piece of subtlety
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has many [sc. verbal] diversions and pathways. But strictly [it means] fine flour.
Greek Original:
Παιπάλημα: ὁ πολλὰς ἐκτροπὰς καὶ διόδους ἔχων. κυρίως δὲ τὸ λεπτὸν ἄλευρον.
For the headword, a neuter noun, see already pi 887.
The present entry derives from the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 430, where it occurs (as παιπάλημ' ). See web address 1.
For rhetorical 'diversions' cf. e.g. Aeschines 3.206 (on Demosthenes).
For 'fine flour' see pi 886.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 August 2010@10:30:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 August 2010@16:37:09.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another note; another keyword) on 6 August 2010@03:26:31.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@05:56:34.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@09:37:44.


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