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Headword: *(rwpiko/s
Adler number: rho,260
Translated headword: petty, tawdry
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"He revealed his practical character perfectly. But it was superficial and tawdry."[1] Meaning defiled.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] r(wpiko\n w)/nion ["petty purchase"], [meaning] that [which is] cheap, but bought for much.[2]
For r(w=pos is [sc. a term applied to] any kind of cheap cargo.[3]
Greek Original:
*(rwpiko/s: to\n de\ praktiko\n tro/pon u(pe/faine te/leion. h)=n de\ yeudepi/grafos kai\ r(wpiko/s. a)nti\ tou= kexrwsme/nos. kai\ *(rwpi- ko\n w)/nion, to\ eu)tele\s me/n, pollou= de\ piprasko/menon. *(rw=pos ga\r o( eu)telh\s kai\ pantodapo\s fo/rtos.
Notes:
For this headword cf. rho 259.
[1] Polybius 23.5.5 (where the verb is e)pe/faine), on Deinokrates of Messene.
[2] cf. rho 232.
[3] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV; cf. rho 261.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; history; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 October 2010@23:56:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 October 2010@04:52:14.
David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@05:04:38.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@04:09:59.

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