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Headword: *)astismo/s
Adler number: alpha,4243
Translated headword: witticism
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] persuasive speech.[1]
"To avoid rhetoric and poetasting and witticisms."[2]
Greek Original:
*)astismo/s: piqanologi/a. a)posth=nai r(htorikh=s kai\ poihtikh=s kai\ a)stismw=n.
The headword astismos (not in LSJ) is presumably a late form of asteïsmos (cf. alpha 4228, epsiloniota 210) -- a variant added, Adler reports, in two of the manuscripts.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 325 Zintzen (where the form a)steismw=n is preferred).
Keywords: definition; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 January 2002@05:59:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@11:23:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 4 March 2011@06:49:35.
David Whitehead (another note) on 26 April 2012@03:23:46.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@03:37:38.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 5 December 2015@23:24:42.


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