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Headword: *)apoligai/nei
Adler number: alpha,3393
Translated headword: shouts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] makes noise, cries shrilly. From the [adjective] ligu/ ["shrill"]. Aristophanes [writes]: "if he shouts, I will call the market-wardens."[1] Meaning the whips, which the market-wardens kept to beat people with.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apoligai/nei: qorubei=, o)ce/ws boa=|. para\ to\ ligu/. *)aristofa/nhs: h)\n d' a)poligai/nh|, tou\s a)gorano/mous kalw=. a)nti\ tou= tou\s i(ma/ntas, ou(\s oi( a)gorano/moi e)/xontes e)/tupton.
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 968 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] There is no need to supply "the [bearers of] whips", or the like, because at lines 723-4 it is, precisely, three whips that have been appointed agoranomoi.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2001@18:36:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 8 April 2001@08:56:16.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 21 August 2002@05:39:03.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 January 2010@08:33:53.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 1 January 2010@13:05:19.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@04:43:11.


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