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Headword: *sarda/nios ge/lws
Adler number: sigma,123
Translated headword: sardonic laughter
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is pretended. They say that it is called this from showing the teeth [seshre/nai].
Greek Original:
*sarda/nios ge/lws: o( prospoi/htos. kalei=sqai de\ au)to\n a)po\ tou= seshre/nai toi=s o)dou=si fasi/n.
cf. Zenobius 5.85; and similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
The expression is explained more fully at sigma 124.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2004@22:51:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 29 November 2004@03:26:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 22 December 2013@05:51:47.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 April 2014@00:09:01.


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