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Headword: *)askhtiko/n
Adler number: alpha,4171
Translated headword: athletics-induced
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one that is] big. Aristophanes [writes]: "and I see the Athenians, just like wrestlers, pulling their cloaks away from their stomachs, so that they appear to suffer some enormous athletics-induced ailment."[1]
Also [sc. attested in the masculine] a)skhtiko/s, [meaning] a studious person, a philosopher.
Greek Original:
*)askhtiko/n, me/ga. *)aristofa/nhs: kai\ mh\n o(rw= tou\s *)aqhnai/ous, w(/sper palaista\s a)/ndras a)po\ tw=n gaste/rwn ta\ i(ma/tia a)poste/llontas, w(/ste fai/netai a)skhtiko/n ti xrh=ma tou= nosh/matos. kai\ *)askhtiko/s, filomaqh\s, filo/sofos.
The headword adjective, neuter singular, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1082-1085 (web address 1 below), with scholion. (Their 'ailment' is a large erection.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@23:04:37.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified headword and translation, raised status.) on 21 March 2002@10:23:16.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@04:12:25.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 26 August 2002@05:31:24.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@09:38:46.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@08:42:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 24 November 2015@18:52:42.


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