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Headword: *bdu/llete
Adler number: beta,208
Translated headword: you are in deadly fear of
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you disparage,[1] you are seized with fear, and you tremble. Aristophanes [writes]: "why are you in deadly fear of us? Surely we do not seem to be many? But this is not even one ten-thousandth of us."[2]
Greek Original:
*bdu/llete: eu)teli/zete, fobei=sqe, kai\ tre/mete. *)aristofa/nhs: ti/ bdu/llesq' h(ma=s; ou)/ti pou pollai\ dokou=men ei)=nai; kai\ mh\n me/ros g' h(mw=n ou)/pw to\ muriosto/n.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata 354-5 (spoken by the women to the men's leader), with comment from the scholia there.
For the verb see also beta 209.
[1] This "synonym" does not seem to be in keeping with the other two, but it is the only definition offered by LSJ.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, edited with introduction and commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (Oxford 1987) 113
Keywords: comedy; definition; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 8 August 2002@16:48:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (rearranged and augmented notes; added keyword and bibliography) on 9 August 2002@03:07:26.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 May 2012@03:33:12.


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