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Headword: *)axreio/gelws a)/nqrwpos
Adler number: alpha,4714
Translated headword: uselessly-laughing fellow
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] someone laughing and delighting in things which are useless and not serious.
Greek Original:
*)axreio/gelws a)/nqrwpos: o( e)pi\ toi=s a)xrh/stois kai\ mh\ spoudai/ois gelw=n kai\ xai/rwn.
Same entry in other lexica (= Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica fr. 294); also in the late paroemiographer Michael Apostolius (4.65).
The adjective in the phrase occurs in a fragment of Cratinus (323 Kock, now 360 K.-A.). On what basis LSJ s.v. calls it an epithet of the Athenians is unclear.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@23:12:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 29 August 2002@06:01:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 9 May 2012@09:53:21.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@04:56:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 January 2015@23:24:43.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@11:07:13.


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