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Headword: *bere/sxeqoi
Adler number: beta,244
Translated headword: bereschethoi, boobies
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the fools. The expression was invented in Aristophanes.
Greek Original:
*bere/sxeqoi: oi( a)no/htoi. pe/plastai de\ h( le/cis para\ *)aristofa/nei.
One of a list of supposed quasi-deities ('Powers of Folly': LSJ) invoked by the sausage-seller in Aristophanes, Knights 635 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. sigma 630.
The very similar bere/sxetoi is glossed thus in Photius and elsewhere; it also, as noted in LSJ s.v., appears in a papyrus glossary from Oxyrhynchus.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2003@02:27:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 29 December 2003@06:37:46.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2012@05:17:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 May 2012@09:27:29.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 20 September 2015@04:49:29.


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