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Headword: *(ugie/steros
Adler number: upsilon,28
Translated headword: sounder, healthier
Vetting Status: high
As in “sounder than Croton”; for many of the people of Croton [were] athletes.[1]
And sounder than a gourd.[2]
Greek Original:
*(ugie/steros: w(/sper kai\ u(gie/steros *kro/twnos: polloi\ ga\r *krotwnia=tai a)skhtai/. kai\ u(gie/steros koloku/nths.
Comparative of u(gih/s (upsilon 27, upsilon 31), masculine nominative singular.
[1] Different interpretations of the proverb occur in upsilon 29 and kappa 2482, q.v. For this interpretation, see Strabo ff., Aelius Dionysius s.v. u(gie/steros o)/mfakos and Eustathius, Commentary on Dionysius the Periegete 369.18-32.
[2] Comica adespota frs. 910-911 Kock, now 545 K.-A.; also under kappa 1945; cf. Sophron fr. 34 Kaibel.
Keywords: athletics; botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 December 2008@12:55:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 December 2008@04:30:18.
Catharine Roth (added a note and a keyword, raised status) on 30 January 2011@01:35:04.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@08:09:05.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 28 December 2014@09:14:57.
David Whitehead (codings) on 29 May 2016@10:09:11.


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