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Headword: *)athro/taton
Adler number: alpha,4353
Translated headword: most baneful, very baneful
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A word used by Aristophanes] in Wasps.[1] Plato in Phaon [writes] a)thri/as ["banefulness"].[2]
Also [sc. attested is] a)thro/n ["something baneful"]. Aristophanes [writes]: "for wasn't the old man a baneful evil?"[3]
And elsewhere: "they were laughing baneful laughter."[4] [Meaning] harmful.
Greek Original:
*)athro/taton: *sfhci/. *pla/twn d' e)n *fa/wni a)thri/as. kai\ *)athro/n. *)aristofa/nhs: ou) ga\r o( ge/rwn a)thro\n h)=n kako/n. kai\ au)=qis: oi( de\ e)ge/lwn ge/lwn a)thro/n. blabero/n.
[1] See note 3.
[2] Plato Comicus fr. 182 Kock, now 198 K.-A.
[3] Aristophanes, Wasps 1299 (web address 1 below).
[4] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr 111 Habrich.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 March 2002@08:43:18.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, raised status) on 23 March 2002@15:21:18.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@04:55:16.
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David Whitehead on 28 April 2012@07:50:52.
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