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Headword: *)aerobatei=n
Adler number: alpha,561
Translated headword: to tread the air
Vetting Status: high
To walk on the air.[1]
To go on the air.[2]
And Socrates said: "I tread the air and I observe the sun,[3] so that it does not draw the moisture into the watercress".[4]
Greek Original:
*)aerobatei=n: ei)s to\n a)e/ra peripatei=n. tw=| a)e/ri e)pibai/nein. kai\ o( *swkra/ths e)/fh: a)erobatw= kai\ perifronw= to\n h(/lion, i(/na mh\ e(/lkh| th\n i)kma/d' e)s ta\ ka/rdama.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and other lexica.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 225 (about to be quoted)
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 225 (repeated at 1503); quoted again at delta 629 and pi 1344.
[4] Inexact quotation of Aristophanes, Clouds 233-4.
The headword verb was presumably coined by Aristophanes; it is quoted, in an allusion to the Clouds scene by Plato, Apology 19C. For parallel formations see the commentary on Ar. Clouds by W.J.M. Starkie (London, 1911) 60.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Frederick Williams on 25 October 1999@09:23:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added link and keyword.) on 27 September 2000@02:15:43.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 1 May 2002@20:56:03.
David Whitehead (more notes; cosmetics; raised status) on 3 August 2011@09:12:11.
Catharine Roth (deleted link, added keyword) on 13 January 2012@00:40:58.
Catharine Roth on 23 September 2013@16:37:23.


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