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Headword: *teratologi/ai
Adler number: tau,330
Translated headword: telling of marvels, marvelous tales
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] false accounts.[1] Those telling wondrous and surprising things as myths.[2]
'To tell of marvels' is the term for narrating improbabilities, and speaking of matters beyond human scope.[3]
Greek Original:
*teratologi/ai: yeudologi/ai. oi( qaumasta\ kai\ para/doca mu- qeu/ontes. *teratologei=n le/getai to\ a)pi/qana dihgei=sqai, kai\ le/gein pra/gmata e)/cw tw=n a)nqrwpi/nwn.
See also tau 327, tau 328, tau 329, tau 332.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword, nominative plural, is presumably quoted from somewhere.
[2] This is the definition given in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon for a related plural noun, teratolo/goi (i.e. the tellers of such tales).
[3] (This addendum is a new entry, Adler reports, in ms F.) Material not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as coming from a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 318.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; mythology; rhetoric
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 4 January 2007@07:24:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 January 2007@08:41:48.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 9 January 2014@04:29:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 December 2014@22:46:20.


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