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Headword: *sunistame/nous
Adler number: sigma,1579
Translated headword: standers-together, conspirators
Vetting Status: high
That is, co-speakers; or those that have been compressed together and are closing up; from a metaphor of wool; for just as one part of the wool often sticks to the other, and [the weavers] separate them from each other, so in reference to those who have been stuck together in the [sc. holding of] offices you ought to separate them out and to have goodwill toward each other at the same time.
Greek Original:
*sunistame/nous: toute/sti sunhgo/rous: h)\ tou\s sumpeplegme/nous kai\ pilou=ntas: a)po\ metafora=s tw=n e)ri/wn: w(/sper ga\r polla/kis to\ e(/teron tw=| e(te/rw| kolla=tai e)ri/w|, kai\ diaxwri/zousin au)ta\ a)p' a)llh/lwn, ou(/tws e)pi\ tw=n kekollhme/nwn tai=s a)rxai=s o)fei/lete a)poxwri/zein kai\ eu)/noian pro\s a)llh/lous e)/xein a(/ma.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Lysistrata 577, where, as part of Lysistrata's extended woolworking metaphor (567-586), the accusative plural headword (actually a present middle participle, from suni/sthmi) occurs; cf. delta 680.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 February 2014@07:13:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 9 February 2014@11:04:03.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaking) on 10 February 2014@03:06:34.


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