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Headword: *skaiembatei=n
Adler number: sigma,547
Translated headword: to dance awkwardly
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] stepping crookedly and irregularly when dancing; what is customarily [called] stepping on emptiness.[1]
Greek Original:
*skaiembatei=n: to\ skaiw=s kai\ a)ru/qmws e)mbai/nein o)rxou/menon: to\ e)n th=| sunhqei/a| kenembatei=n.
Entry also in Photius, taken to come from Aelius Dionysius; and cf. skaiobatei=n, similarly glossed by Eustathius in his Commentary on the Odyssey (1469.1). The headword infinitive is Comica adespota fr. 1143 Kock, now 538 K.-A.
[1] This does not obviously correspond to any of the meanings of kenembate/w offered by LSJ; cf. kappa 1315 and mu 591.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 January 2011@00:18:32.
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