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Headword: *skaio/taton
Adler number: sigma,549
Translated headword: most stupid, very stupid
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] uneducated.[1] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "[you] most/very stupid little old man."[2]
Greek Original:
*skaio/taton: a)pai/deuton. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: skaio/taton gero/ntion.
[1] The headword is superlative of skaio/s (sigma 548, sigma 546), neuter nominative/vocative/accusative singular. For the glossing cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 629, where skaio/n occurs.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 790 (web address 1), with scholion; quoted already at epsilon 2444.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 January 2011@17:41:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 January 2011@05:28:32.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2011@06:23:53.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@07:35:00.
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