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Headword: *deina/
Adler number: delta,331
Translated headword: terrible things
Vetting Status: high
"Are these not terrible things -- for this man here to put up a fight?"[1] Meaning big [things].
And Sophocles [writes]: "understanding, the clever charioteer from Athens drew aside and held back."[2] Meaning experienced.
Greek Original:
*deina/: ou)xi\ deina\ tau=ta tu/ptein toutoni/. a)nti\ tou= mega/la. kai\ *sofoklh=s: gnou\s d' o( e)c *)aqhnw=n deino\s h(niostro/fos, e)/cw perispa=| ka)nakwxeu/ei. a)nti\ tou= e)/mpeiros.
For these 2 senses of deino/s see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 610 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] Sophocles, Electra 731-2 (web address 2), with comment from the scholia there; cf. pi 1290.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 September 2002@01:02:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 16 September 2002@03:27:17.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 20 June 2012@05:32:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 16 July 2016@22:03:58.


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