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Headword: *skw/pths
Adler number: sigma,688
Translated headword: scoffer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an insulter.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] skwpto/lhs ['scoff-monger'], [referring to] Lysistratos.[2]
[Note] that comedy calls the scoff-prone person pleasing. And look under a)nasesurme/nhn ['withdrawn'].[3]
Greek Original:
*skw/pths: o( loi/doros. kai\ *skwpto/lhs, o( *lusi/stratos. o(/ti h( kwmw|di/a to\n skwptiko\n e)pi/xarin kalei=. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)nasesurme/nhn.
[1] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 719.52 and (according to Adler) Ambrosian Lexicon 558.
[2] From commentary to Aristophanes, Wasps 787, where this Lysistratos of Cholargos is mentioned. See also e.g. lambda 868, and MacDowell's note. For skwpto/lhs, cf. sigma 689.
[3] Derived from a quotation of Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 312 Zintzen (176 Asmus) -- lacking in mss AFV but written in the margin of A -- at alpha 2061, the entry referred to.
Aristophanes, Wasps, edited with introduction and commentary by Douglas M. MacDowell (Oxford 1971)
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 March 2014@07:47:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 March 2014@10:55:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 2 March 2014@05:00:01.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@04:56:36.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 8 March 2022@00:50:32.


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