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Headword: *swfronei=s
Adler number: sigma,883
Translated headword: you are being prudent
Vetting Status: high
Meaning you have only just changed course, or you are speaking well. Aristophanes in Plutus [sc. uses the word].[1]
Greek Original:
*swfronei=s: a)nti\ tou= mo/lis e)stra/fhs, h)\ kalw=s le/geis. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|.
The headword, drawn from the passage cited (n. 1), is present indicative active, second person singular, of the verb swfrone/w. For related words see sigma 882 and sigma 884 through sigma 894.
[1] Aristophanes, Plutus (Wealth) 1119 (web address 1), with comments derived from the scholia thereto.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 March 2014@17:09:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 16 March 2014@23:38:12.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking; raised status) on 17 March 2014@04:53:37.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 22 March 2022@22:50:54.


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