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Headword: *diplou=n ka/ppa
Adler number: delta,1262
Translated headword: double kappa
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a double evil.[1] Also [sc. attested is the sentiment] "three kappas [are] worst -- Kappadokia, Krete and Kilikia".[2]
Greek Original:
*diplou=n ka/ppa: a)nti\ tou= diplou=n kako/n. kai\ *tri/a ka/ppa ka/kista: *kappadoki/a, *krh/th kai\ *kiliki/a.
Again at kappa 324.
[1] cf. delta 1261.
[2] Constantine Porphyrogenitus, de thematibus 2.69; described there as proverbial. (One might compare, broadly, the line from John Taylor [1578-1653], Beggar's Litany: "from Hell, Hull and Halifax, Good Lord, deliver us".)
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 August 2003@16:06:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 22 August 2003@03:14:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 July 2012@05:05:23.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2012@05:07:50.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2015@06:14:11.


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