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Headword: *barba/rous
Adler number: beta,105
Translated headword: barbarians
Vetting Status: high
Meaning those men who are dumb or deaf and who do not know their speech. Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "for I myself stayed with them for a long time and taught them speech, although they were barbarians before." The hoopoe says [this] about the birds.[1]
Greek Original:
*barba/rous: a)nti\ tou= a)fw/nous h)\ a)nhko/ous a)nqrw/pwn kai\ mh\ ei)do/tas au)tw=n th\n fwnh/n. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisin: e)gw\ ga\r au)tou\s barba/rous o)/ntas protou=, e)di/daca th\n fwnh\n sunw\n polu\n xro/non. peri\ tw=n o)rne/wn le/gei o( e)/poy.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is accusative plural.
cf. generally beta 104.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 199-200 (web address 1), with scholion; again at epsilon 2825.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 October 2000@01:03:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 21 March 2001@07:49:18.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2012@06:12:09.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 21 May 2012@10:50:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 August 2013@20:50:14.


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