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Headword: *)are/skeia
Adler number: alpha,3827
Translated headword: obsequiousness, being pleasing
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] a)re/skw ["I please"]; both Sophocles[1] and Aristophanes [use this word] with an accusative syntax: "do these things please you?"[2]
"And [this] shall be more pleasing to god than a young calf."[3] With a dative.
Greek Original:
*)are/skeia. kai\ *)are/skw: pro\s ai)tiatikh\n su/ntacin kai\ *sofoklh=s kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: se\ de\ tau=t' a)re/skei. kai\ a)re/sei tw=| qew=| u(pe\r mo/sxon ne/on. dotikh=|.
The unglossed primary headword also has an entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[1] Sophocles, Electra 147 (web address 1).
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 103 (web address 2). Also cf. scholia on Frogs 103 and on Wealth [Plutus] 72.
[3] Psalm 68.31 LXX.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 July 2001@13:26:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 13 July 2001@06:04:00.
David Whitehead (added primary note; betacode and other cosmetics) on 11 April 2012@07:01:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 January 2015@00:20:58.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@03:44:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 22 October 2015@14:01:18.


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