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Headword: *diplo/h
Adler number: delta,1260
Translated headword: duplicity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which appears on the outside to be virtue, but inside is full of wickedness. And those who promise friendship, but hand him[1] over to his enemies [sc. are exhibiting duplicity].
The Pisidian [writes]: "the double fold of the cloak fell and hindered your urgent stroke."[2]
The expression is also applied to those devious in their behavior.
Greek Original:
*diplo/h: h( e)/cwqen a)reth\ fainome/nh, e)/swqen de\ ge/mousa kaki/as. kai\ oi( fili/an me\n u(pisxnou/menoi, proi+e/menoi de\ au)to\n toi=s polemi/ois. *pisi/dhs: e)pe/sxen u(mw=n th\n bolh\n h)peigme/nhn h( tou= xitw=nos e)mpesou=sa diplo/h. ta/ttetai de\ h( le/cis kai\ e)pi\ tw=n skoliw=n tou\s tro/pous.
For this headword see already delta 1259.
[1] Less oddly, 'the friend' in ps.-Zonaras. Also plural 'friendships' there. The source of this gloss is unidentifiable.
[2] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 3 fr. 47.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 February 2005@21:44:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 February 2005@02:50:24.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 15 July 2012@04:43:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 26 November 2014@23:39:01.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2015@06:12:53.


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