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Headword: *salakwni/a
Adler number: sigma,45
Translated headword: pretentiousness, snobbishness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bragging beyond what is necessary. Also [sc. attested is the related verb] salakwni/sai, [meaning] to be a braggart.[1] Braggarts are what they used to call liars, and boasters.[2]
Greek Original:
*salakwni/a: a)lazonei/a u(pe\r to\ de/on. kai\ salakwni/sai, a)lazoneu/esqai. a)lazo/nas de\ e)/legon tou\s yeu/stas, kai\ megalau/xous.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; and cf. already sigma 44.
[1] Aorist infinitive(s).
[2] On a)lazw/n see alpha 1057 and alpha 1058.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2004@09:51:51.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 21 September 2004@20:12:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 September 2004@03:25:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 3 May 2011@08:32:50.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 16 August 2011@06:15:12.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2013@04:54:41.
Catharine Roth (added a note with cross-references) on 20 September 2014@00:23:30.


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