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Headword: *dokhsi/sofos
Adler number: delta,1325
Translated headword: supposing oneself wise
Vetting Status: high
Meaning intelligent. Aristophanes [says]: "a young man supposing himself wise".
Greek Original:
*dokhsi/sofos: a)nti\ tou= fro/nimos. *)aristofa/nhs: neani/as dokhsi/sofos.
The headword (a single word in the Greek) occurs in the passage quoted, Aristophanes, Peace 44 (web address 1) -- where Holwerda inserts this Suda entry as a scholion ad loc.. See also e.g. an instance of it in an Antiphon, who is either -- provided they are different! -- the orator (fr. 162 Sauppe) or the sophist (fr. 105 DK).
For similar compounds cf. dokhsi/nous Callias fr. 27 Kock (now 34 K.-A.); dokhside/cios Pherecrates fr. 154 Kock (now 163 K.-A.).
For the topic of youngsters foolishly assuming a sage air cf. Aristophanes, Knights 1375-1380 (web address 2), Clouds 1052-1054 (web address 3).
D. Holwerda, Scholia in Aristophanem, Pars II. Fasc. II. Scholia uetera et recentiora in Aristophanis Pacem, Groningen 1982
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 24 March 2005@14:29:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expansion/cosmetics; more keywords) on 25 March 2005@04:00:22.
Antonella Ippolito (betacode) on 25 March 2005@11:14:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 16 July 2012@04:38:40.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 December 2014@11:37:41.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@09:01:49.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 11 September 2016@00:23:29.


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