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Headword: *)astei+zo/menos
Adler number: alpha,4228
Translated headword: talking wittily
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] showing off, making a display of himself, cleverly inventing.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)stei+smo/s, the [noun that means] to act as a fellow citizen.[2]
Greek Original:
*)astei+zo/menos: a)glai+zo/menos, w(rai+zo/menos, komyeuo/menos. kai\ *)astei+smo/s, to\ sumpoliteu/esqai.
[1] (Likewise or similarly in other lexica.) The context determines whether the overtones are favourable or unfavourable. See generally LSJ s.v.
[2] Cognate with the verb whose present participle has just been glossed, and therefore with a regular meaning "wit" (see LSJ s.v.); but here the glossator is thinking along different lines; cf. generally alpha 4225, alpha 4234, alpha 4235, alpha 4241, alpha 4246, eta 603.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@14:21:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 26 August 2002@07:25:55.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2002@07:34:36.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference and betacode, raised status) on 5 August 2006@10:16:30.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@03:11:44.


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