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Headword: *skolio/n
Adler number: sigma,644
Translated headword: crooked; crooked-song; skolion
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is easy, by antiphrasis. A type of song with few verses.[1] "Of the human good things the one is more honored, the other secondary, as also Plato says and as a skolion goes."[2] That is to say wealth and health.
Greek Original:
*skolio/n: to\ r(a/|dion, kat' a)nti/frasin. me/los ti o)ligo/stixon. tw=n a)gaqw=n tw=n a)nqrwpikw=n to\ me\n presbu/teron, to\ de\ deu/teron: w(s kai\ *pla/twn fhsi\ kai\ to\ skolio\n a)/|dei. oi(=on plou=tos kai\ u(gi/eia.
The headword is a form of the adjective skolio/s ('crooked') but is taken here as a related substantive formed from that adjective (but usually accented differently: sko/lion) referring to a popular type of drinking-song. The latter seems to be the focus of this entry as it is in other entries nearby (with the same accentuation): sigma 642, sigma 643, sigma 645.
[1] cf. scholium to Plato Gorgias 451E, and alpha 493; Photius Library 421b (Proclus).
[2] Aelian fr. 343 Hercher; already quoted, with more context, at alpha 4104 (likewise referring to Plato, Gorgias 451E).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; medicine; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 February 2014@16:19:10.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (tweaked note) on 26 February 2014@16:22:21.
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 February 2014@01:59:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 27 February 2014@03:49:17.


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