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Headword: *)/alhptos
Adler number: alpha,1197
Translated headword: evasive, hard to catch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] uncontrollable.
"To state the reason why he was hard for his enemies to catch".[1]
Aristophanes [sc. uses the word].[2]
Greek Original:
*)/alhptos: a)kra/thtos. ei)pei=n th\n ai)ti/an, a)f' h(=s a)/lhpto/s e)sti toi=s e)xqroi=s. *)aristofa/nhs.
See also alpha 1198.
[1] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 5.8.11 (307).
[2] Adler makes no comment. This word is not, in fact, securely attested in Aristophanes the comic poet (or any homonym); nevertheless Kassel-Austin admit it as fr. 943, in the 'dubious' category.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; historiography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 May 2000@16:11:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 January 2001@05:32:04.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 13 June 2002@05:10:52.
David Whitehead (x-ref; expanded n.2; tweaks) on 5 February 2012@09:17:07.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2014@10:49:14.


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