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Headword: *)/anhstis
Adler number: alpha,2443
Translated headword: unfasting
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has taken food.
Also [sc. attested is] a)/nhstis, [used for] nh=stis ["fasting"] in Cratinus in the Dionysalexander. "For alas you [are] the first uninvited guest to come to dinner fasting."[1]
Greek Original:
*)/anhstis: o( gegeusme/nos. kai\ *)/anhstis, h( nh=stis para\ *krati/nw| e)n *dionusaleca/ndrw|. i)ou\ ga\r su/ ge prw=tos a)/klhtos foita=|s e)pi\ dei=pnon a)/nhstis.
Also in Photius.
[1] Cratinus fr. 45 Kock, now 47 K.-A. - here crucially misquoted: the first word is not i)ou\ ("alas") but the negative ou): "For you [are] not...". The passage is preserved by Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.47A (2.27 Kaibel), with explicit comment on the redundant a-. Compare in English (e.g.) flammable and inflammable. See also Olson B20.
S.D. Olson, Broken Laughter (OUP 2007)
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 May 2001@11:39:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 June 2001@08:27:34.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 12 August 2002@08:56:43.
David Whitehead (another note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 13 March 2012@08:24:42.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@03:58:49.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 30 December 2014@03:25:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 January 2015@23:58:02.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 14 January 2015@03:52:21.
David Whitehead on 17 July 2015@09:03:47.


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